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Full text of "Town of Cohasset (Mass.) Annual Report"

TOWN of COHASSET 

ANNUAL REPORT 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 1991 



Cover Credits: 

Front Cover — 

1991 was the 100th anniversary of the 
establishment of the Board of Fire Engineers, 
which is considered to be the birth of 
Cohasset's municipal fire department. The 
sketch shows the restored pumper 
"Konohassett". 

(Sketch drawn by Phil Rose for Goodwin Graphics) 

Back Cover — 

(Photo and background notes courtesy of Cohasset Historical Society) 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Selectmen 
of the Financial Affairs 

of the 

Town of Cohasset 

Reports of the School Committee 

and the 

Report of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 



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Town of Cohasset 

Incorporated 1770 

Population January, 1991 — 7,150 

Tenth Congressional District 
Representative Gerry E. Studs 

Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator: Robert L. Hedlund 

Third Plymouth Representative District 
Representative: Mary Jeanette Murray, Cohasset 

Annual Town Meeting 
First Saturday in April 

Election of Officers 
Second Saturday in April 



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Robert S. Pape — January 4, 1991 

Advisory, Election Worker & Registrar of Voters 

Dorothy Beasley Bates — February 9, 1991 

Cohasset School Teacher 

Everett W. Wheelwright— February 15, 1991 

Selectman & Assessor 

Raymond A. Remick— April 10, 1991 

Senior Citizen Driver 

John H. Barrett, Sn— May 24, 1991 

Dog Officer 

Frederick Petersen — August 6, 1991 

Selectmen & Assessor, Water Commissioner 

Alice G. Daunt— August 12, 1991 

Cohasset School Teacher & Registrar of Voters 
Council on Aging 

Robert S. Booth, Jr.— August 13, 1991 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

William H. Parmenter — December 1, 1991 

Conservation Commission 



Elected Officials - Town of Cohasset 1991 



SELECTMEN - 3 year term 



Diana D. Kornet 
Edwin H. Tebbetts 
Martha K. Gjesteby 
Jane O. Goedecke 
Rocco F. Laugelle 



William D. Weeks 



MODERATOR - 3 year term 



Term Expires 

1992 
1992 
1993 
1993 
1994 



1993 



TOWN CLERK - 3 year term 

Frances L. Marks (retired 12/31/91) 



Elizabeth B. Ripley 



Harold W. Litchfield 



TREASURER/COLLECTOR - 3 year term 



HIGHWAY SURVEYOR - 3 year term 



1993 



1993 



C. Christopher Ford 
Ralph Kidder 
Nancy L. Sandell 
Barbara W. Bliss 
J. Russell Reidy 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE - 3 year term 



1992 
1992 
1993 
1994 
1994 



TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 3 year term 

Barbara M. Power 1992 

MelvinWaldfogel 1992 

Lucia R. Woods 1992 

Sheila S.Evans 1993 

Lucille McLoughlin 1993 

Doris R. McNulty 1993 

Elizabeth F. Eaton 1994 

Agnes McCann 1994 

George E. Haley 1994 



Thomas S. Duggan 
James W. Lagrotteria 
Michael C. Patrolia 



ASSESSORS - 3 year term 



1992 
1993 
1994 



Sharon Becker 
William E. Baird 
Michael H. Sullivan 



BOARD OF HEALTH - 3 year term 



1992 
1993 
1994 



Term Expires 
COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY - 5 year term 

Ralph Perroncello 1992 

Joanne Young-Nawn 1994 

Stephen F. Wigmore 1995 

John D. Muncey 1996 

Frederick R. Koed, 92 Pleasant St. 
(Appointed by Governor on November 12, 1987) 

PLANNING BOARD - 5 year term 



Alfred S. Moore 


1992 


Robert H. Sturdy 


1993 


William J. Good 


1994 


John F. O 'Toole 


1995 


Jean H. Simonds 


1996 


RECREATION COMMISSION - 5 year term 




Therese England Dug g an 


1992 


Mary K. Muncey 


1992 


Donald Staszko 


1992 


Richard Barrow 


1993 


Shelaime S. Durkin 


1994 


Stephan Endris 


1995 


Thomas Wigmore 


1996 


SEWER COMMISSIONERS - 3 year term 




Henry A. Rattenbury 


1992 


Edward M. Guild 


1993 


R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 


1994 


WATER COMMISSIONERS - 3 year term 




Ronald Goodwin 


1992 


William J. Montuori 


1993 


James R. Sheerin 


1994 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY SELECTMEN 

Term Expires 
Executive Secretary 

Gregory J. Doyon 1994 

Town Accountant 

Mary J. Gallagher 1993 

Chief of Police 

Joseph M.Kealey 1992 

Sergeants of Police Under Civil Service 

Richard J. Abbadessa 
Robert W. Jackson 
Brian W. Noonan 
David J. Pomarico 

Patrolmen Under Civil Service 

Lawrence D. Ainslie 

Brian Cogill 

David C. Cogill 

Carmelo Conte 

John C. Conte 

Frederick H. Grassie 

Maureen F. Healy (resigned 6/18/91) 

Clifton B . Jones 

Paul J. Laugelle 

Lisa M. Matos 

Shellee L. Peters 

John H. Small 

Richard Yocum 

Lockup Keepers 

Joseph M. Kealey 
Robert W. Jackson 

Animal Control Officer 

William P. Quigley 1992 

Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 

Arthur H. Lehr, Jr. 

Fire Chief 

Daniel F. Brock 1991 

Hazardous Waste Coordinator 

Daniel F. Brock 

Fire Department Under Civil Service 

James Lee Gurry Captain 

Roger W. Lincoln Captain 

Robert D. Silvia Captain 

Mark H. Trask Captain 



Paul T. Bilodeau Firefighter 
John T. Boswell III Firefighter, EMT 

Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. Firefighter 

Edward M. Corbo Firefighter 

Linwood L. Davis Firefighter 

Thomas P. Finegan Firefighter 

James E. Fiori Firefighter 
Thomas G. Hernan Firefighter, EMT 

William T. Litchfield Firefighter 

Matthew B . M arr Firefighter 

Paul F. McGaffigan Firefighter 

Arthur M. Pompeo, Jr. Firefighter 
Robert F. Protulis Firefighter, EMT 

William J. Protulis Firefighter 

Randall W. Rosano Firefighter 

James P. Runey Firefighter 
William A., Sestito Firefighter, EMT 

Edward J. Struzik Firefighter 
Eric Wenzlow Firefighter, EMT 

James F. Curley Firefighter 

Forest Warden 

Daniel F. Brock, Fire Chief 

Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Robert M. Egan 1993 

Plumbing and Gas Inspector (Appointed by Building Inspector) 

Robert A. Leonard, Sr. 1992 

Superintendent of Wires 

Stephen F. Wigmore 1992 

Assistant Superintendent of Wires 

Richard Gallo 1992 

Town Counsel 

Richard A. Henderson 1992 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Lot E.Bates, Jr. 1992 

Keeper of Town Clock 

Noel A. Ripley 1992 

Measurer of Wood and Bark 

Lot E.Bates, Jr. 1992 

Director of Veterans' Affairs and Burial Agent 

Noel A. Ripley 1992 

Constable 

Maria A. Plante 1992 



Inspector of Public Buildings 

Robert M. Eg an 
Daniel F. Brock 

Fence Viewers 

Grace A. Donohue 1992 

KearinA. Dunn 1992 

Harbor Master 

Irving E. Gadow, Jr. 

Assistant Harbor Masters 

Clifford J. Dickson 1992 

David R. Marks, Jr. 1992 

Thomas W. Wigmore 1992 

Michael Crosby (Temp.) (term expired) 1991 

Matthew J. Riegel (Temp.) 1992 

Robert D. Baggs (Temp.) 1992 

Shellfish Constable 

David R. Marks, Jr. 1993 

Assistant Shellfish Constable 

Thomas W. Wigmore 1993 

Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 1992 

Custodian of Town Hall 

Pauline J. Litchfield 

Board of Tree, Park and Cemetery Commissioners 

Members of the Board of Selectmen 

Tree, Park and Cemetery Superintendent 

Peter G. Laugelle 1992 

Caretakers 

Herbert L. Marsh - Woodside, Beechwood, Perkins, and Cedar Street Cemeteries 

Water Resource Management 

Frank C. J. Hamilton 



BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Advisory Board on County Expenditures: 

Rocco F. Laugelle 1990 



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Aging, Council on 

T. Gerald Keating, Chairman 1994 

Margaret W. Casey 1994 

RoseM.Kierce 1993 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Secretary 1 993 

Lillian Lincoln, Corresponding Secretary (resigned 9/4/9 1 ) 1991 

Edward T.Mulvey 1992 

Sumner Smith, Jr., Vice Chairman 1993 

Joseph D. Buckley, Treasurer 1993 

David Chittim l" 3 

Austin F. OToole 1994 
Mary H. Ahearn (Representative) 
Ann K. Hublitz (Representative) 
Jane H. Hamilton (Associate) 
Dorothea C. Bjorkgren (Associate) 

Arts Lottery Council 

James C. Morrison, Jr., Chairman (resigned 11/4/91) 1992 

KarinS., Bartow (term expired) 1991 

Christine M. Conley (term expired) 1991 

James C. Contis (term expired) 1991 

Susan DeMichele 1993 

Jo- Ann L. Fichtner 1992 

E. Sine Pounder 1993 

Penelope P. Redfield 1992 

Paula M.Kozol 1993 

Harold E. Coughlin 1993 

Allison Moskow 1993 

Cable T.V. Council 

John R.H. Packard, Chairman (School Comm.)(res .9/1 8/91) 1991 

Shelanne S . Durkin (Recreation) 1 993 

Tamsin E. Elliot (Citizen) 1991 

Marek L. Laas (Citizen) 1992 

John D. Walp (Citizen) 1992 

Cemetery Study Committee 

Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 

William J. Ferriter 

Peter G. Laugelle (ex officio) 

Mary A. Hartwell 

Jane M. Hamilton 

Nancy C. Snowdale 

Gerald L. Deveney 

Civil Rights Compliance Officer 

Gregory J. Doyon 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

Marian C. Atkinson, Chairman (District resident) 1992 

James J. Murphy, Vice Chairman (District resident) 1991 

Donald J. Evans (District resident) 1993 

James M. Sandell (AIA architect) 1992 

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Cohasset Common Historic District Commission(continued) 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt (resigned 3/5/9 1 ) 1992 

Jacqueline B . Clark (licensed realtor) 1991 

Gail Parks (Alternate- -District resident) 1991 

Elizabeth M. Bates (District resident) 1994 

Mary Jane Larson (Alternate— District resident) 1994 

Mary C. Hartshorne (Historical Society) 1992 

Computer Study Committee 

Andrew T. Hawks 

John A. Mulligan (resigned 2/2/91) 

Richard J. Daniels 

Robert E. Leahy 

Guido J. Risi (School Representative) 

Mary J. Gallagher (Accountant's Office Representative) 

Conservation Commission 

Merle S. Brown, Chairman 1994 

Thomas J. Callahan 1993 

Patricia C. Buckley 1992 

Jeffrey C. Waal 1994 

John Kent Bryant 1993 

William H. Parmenter (resigned 11/15/91) 1994 

Veneta P. Roebuck 1992 

Cultural Exchange Committee 

John S. Dean, Chairman 1990 

Leonora C. Jenkins 1990 

Joanne T. Chittick 1990 

Mia Y. Dean 1990 

Allison F. Ulmer 1991 

Abigail White 1991 

Susan W. Pile 1991 

Anne E. Moore 1990 

Paul Narkiewicz (ex officio) 1991 

DP W Study Committee 

Terry J. Atherton, Chairman 
Mary Jane McArthur 
Robert K. Dennis 
Robert J. Moody 
John F. Greene 

Drug and Alcohol Committee 

Keith F. Knowles, Chairman 1993 

Mary L. Oliver (removed from Town) 1991 

Sandra S.Kent 1993 

James Edward Carroll, Jr. 1993 

Thomas Wigmore 1993 

Elaine Burke Davis 1992 

Susan M. Shumaker 1992 

Michael J. McFadden (resigned 8/22/91) 1992 

Eleanor M. Waal 1992 

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Drug and Alcohol Committee (continued) 

Ralph D. Kidder (School Committee representative) 1992 

Robert W. Jackson (Police Dept. representative) 1992 

Jonathan C. Hunter (Student Representative- term exp.) 1991 

Kathleen M. O'Sullivan (Student Representative) 1992 

Fair Housing Committee 

(Under re -organization as of April 2, 1990) 

Government Island Study Committee 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 1992 

Richard P. Barrow 1992 

Robert M . Davenport 1 993 

Noel A. Ripley 1991 

Vivian H. McCormack 1991 

Irving E. Gadow, Jr., Harbor Master (ex officio) 1991 

Groundwater Protection Committee 

(name changed to Water Resources Protection Committee 8/12/91) 

Handicapped Commission 

Michele A. Buckley, Chairman 1993 

JohnZotos 1992 

Deborah J. Richards 1993 

Pamela MacLean Johnson 1992 

David Chittim (term expired) 1991 

Ronald M. Campbell (term expired) 1991 

Katherine S . Bryant 1 994 

Barbara L.O'Pray 1994 

Cynthia A. Kuppens 1994 

Harbor Committee 

John Pf affmann, Chairman (Yacht Club) 1 992 

Domenic M. Baccari (Sailing Club) 1993 

Lorren S. Gibbons (Commercial Fisherman) 1991 

Mary K. Muncey (Recreation Commission) 1993 

Jack P. Silvia (Commercial Fisherman) 1993 

Peter J. Wood (Citizen-at- Large) 1 99 1 

John F. Bertolami (Independent) 1994 

John Larkin Thompson (Citizen at Large) 1994 
Irving E. Gadow, Jr., Harbor Master (ex officio) 

Health Insurance Advisory Committee 

Kearin A. Dunn (resigned) 

Linda A. Shultz 

Linwood L. Davis 

Boyd J. Livingston 

Sally A. Lincoln 

William J. McArthur (resigned) 

Richard B. Abbadessa, Jr. 

Raymond Levine 

Ernest J. Sullivan (Non-voting, retired) 



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Historical Commission 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 1992 

David H. Wadsworth 1994 

Barbara L. Dillon 1993 

Judith E. Fitzsimmons 1994 

Nancy C. Snowdale 1994 

hamilton T. Tewksbury 1992 

Wigmore A. Pier son 1993 

Housing Partnership Committee 

Chartis B. Langmaid, Chairman 

Rev. Gary A. Ritts 

Lois H. Weltman 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Robert K. Dennis 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 

Peter J. Logan 

Richard A. Senechal (resigned 6/5/91) 

John C. Englander 

Insurance Advisory Committee 

Samuel W. Wakeman, Chairman 
Robert C. Ernst, Jr. 
Robert J. Murphy 

Map Committee 

Merle S. Brown 
Louis C. Bailey 
Sharon L. Becker 
Daniel C. Cotton 
Thomas S. Duggan 
Douglas R. Peck 

Mass Transportation Commission to Represent the Town of Cohasset in the Greater Boston Region 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council Representative 

Martha K. Gjesteby January 1994 

Milliken-Lillard Field Study Committee 

Joseph L. Connolly, Chairman 

Stephen C. Endris 

Clark Chatterton 

J. Russell Reidy 

R. Lawrence Shultz 

Donald E. Staszko 

Edwin H. Tebbetts (ex officio) 

Peter G. Laugelle (ex officio) 

John M. Worley (ex officio) 



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Mosquito Control Committee 

Charles Gainor 
Mark L. Friedman, M.D. 
Mix P. White 
James L. Gallagher 
Joan Prescott Busk 

Police/Fire Station Renovation Building Committee 

David J. Chase, Chairman 

Gerard A. Buckley 

Francis Collins 

William Higgins 

Joseph F. Manfredi 

Joseph M. Kealey (ex officio) 

Daniel F. Brock (ex officio) 

Chief Procurement Officer 

Gregory J. Doyon 

Registrars of Voters 

George L. Marlette HI, Chairman 1993 

Alice G. Daunt (Deceased 8/12/91 1992 

Janet W. MacLure (resigned 10/22/91) 1994 

Judith P. Volungis 1994 
Frances L. Marks, Clerk (resigned 12/31/91 

Solid Waste Committee 

Barbara A. Kern 
Sharon L. Becker 
Jeffrey R. Power 

South Shore Regional School District Representative 

Lawrence J. Mitchell 1993 

Straights Pond Committee 

Harvey Kertzman 
Merle R. Graham 
J. Anson Whealler 

Transfer Station Building Committee 

J. Anson Whealler, Chairman 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 
William E. Baird 
Joseph R. Godzik (ex officio) 

Water Resources Protection Committee 
(formerly Groundwater Protection Committee) 

Hugh J. Morgan 

Leland H. Jenkins 

John K. McNabb, Jr. (resigned 7/19/91) 

Barbara A. Kern 

William E., Baird (Board of Health) 

Thomas J. Callahan (Conservation Commission) 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr. (Planning Board) 

Ronald J. Goodwin (Water Department) 

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Wompatuck State Park Advisory Council Representatives 

Donald B. Kennedy 
Laurence J. Mitchell 
John F. Hubbard, Liaison to GSA 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Myrna Putziger, Chairman 1993 

S. Woodworth Chittick, Associate 1992 

Mark G. DeGiacomo 1993 

Edward J. Lubitz, Associate 1994 

Barbara M.Power 1992 

J. Anson Whealler, Associate 1993 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES 
OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Assistant Town Treasurer 

Sally A. Lincoln 

Assistant Town Clerk 

Marion L. Douglas 

Assistant Town Collector 

Nancy C. Snowdale 

Chief Librarian 

Richard E. Hayes 

Executive Director of Housing Authority 

Barbara S. Clain 

Health Agent 

Joseph R. Godzik, V.M.D. 

Recreation Director (Appointed by Recreation Commission 
Under Article 54, May 1976 Town Meeting) 

JohnM. Worley 

Superintendent of Schools 

Stephen E. Hart 

Superintendent of Water Department 

Frank C.J. Hamilton 

BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Advisory Committee 

Nancy Adams Roth, Chairman 1992 

Arne K. Gjesteby (term expired) 1991 

Ann K. Whelan 1992 

John H. Mullett (term expired) 1991 

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Advisory Committee (continued) 

Christopher Duggan 1993 

Wayne Sawchuk 1994 

Michael T. Putziger 1993 

Roger S.Whitley 1992 

Peter O ' Connor 1 993 

Deborah S. Cook 1994 

Kenneth Ingber 1994 

By-Law Committee 

Cornelia L. O'Malley (term expired) 1991 

Mary E. Gainor, Chairman 1992 

W. Roger Nast 1992 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 1994 
Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk (ex officio) 
Richard A. Henderson, Town Counsel (ex officio) 

Capital Budget Committee 

G. Robert Jackson, Chairman 1994 

Richard J. Avery 1993 

Joseph R. McElroy (term expired) 1991 

James E. Moore 1992 

George S. Kovach, Jr. 1993 

Mark A. Baker 1994 

Design Review Board 

Gordon S. Hislop, Chairman 1992 

Robert A. Stansell, Jr. (Associate) 1992 

Eileen M.Corbett 1992 

Nancy S. Garrison 1993 

Peter O'Connor (resigned 10/20/90) 1991 

Maxwell R. Pounder 1993 

Kathleen R. Fox 1994 
Robert M. Egan (ex officio) 
Robert C. Hunter, Associate 

Drainage Advisory Committee 

Thomas C. Cook, Chairman 1994 

Lyle E. Branagan 1993 

Thomas S. Ccwan 1992 

Boyd J. Livingston 1993 

George C. Wey 1993 

Committee to Survey Structure and Functions of Town Government 

F. Roy Fitzsimmons, Chairman 1994 

Jean B. Cotton (term expired) 1991 

James L. Whalen 1993 

Wilson H. Pile 1992 

Patricia G. Facey 1991 

Dennis L. Roth 1993 

Jack D.Bryant 1993 

JeanM. Muir 1994 



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Personnel Committee 

Peter F. Pacetti 1992 

Joan S. Brown, Co-chairman 1993 

Barbara J. Moore, Co-chairman 1994 

Donald Zerendow (resigned 2/26/91) 1993 

John G. Cibelli (resigned 2/3/91) 1993 

Marek L. Laas 1993 

Frederick J. Stobart 1993 

Recycling Committee 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 
Merle S. Brown 
John F. Hubbard 

Water Resources Protection Committee 
(formerly Groundwater Protection Committee) 

Hugh J. Morgan 

Leland H. Jenkins 

John K. McNabb, Jr. (resigned 7/19/91) 

Barbara A. Kern 

William E. Baird (Board of Health) 

Thomas J. Callahan (Conservation Commission) 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr. (Planning Board) 

Ronald J. Goodwin (Water Department) 

SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMITTEE, under Article 42, March Meeting 1960. 
Appointed by the Moderator and Article 33 of 1975 Meeting. 
Appointed by the Moderator 

Robert G. Beggan 1994 

Russell D. Whitney 1993 

Appointed by the Selectmen 

Robert L. Julian 1995 

Marie T. McCarthy 1991 

Richard J. Silvia 1994 

Appointed by School Committee 

Daniel Dormer 1991 

Joseph R. Nedrow 1993 

Elizabeth M. Bates 1993 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Board of Selectmen 

To say that 1991 was an eventful year would be a definite understatement. It was a 
year marked by war, political upheaval, potential environmental threats, the unleashing of 
nature's violent fury on two occasions, and a continued re-examination of the role of gov- 
ernment at all levels. 

Cohasset Town government had to cope with unusual problems and still deliver the 
day-to-day services expected by its residents, with an economy still in decline, as evi- 
denced by high unemployment and lower state tax revenues. Most, if not all, municipali- 
ties sustained losses in state aid far beyond the percentage reduction in the rest of the 
state budget, in spite of the passage of a statewide referendum in support of a guaranteed 
40% share of state income and sales taxes to be distributed back to the cities and towns. 

Regionalization has been seen as one possible solution to the Town's fiscal plight, 
and Town officials have engaged in discussions with neighboring communities to con- 
sider joint solutions to advance life support ambulance service, fire protection, E9 1 1 pub- 
lic safety dispatching, and refuse disposal. 

Cohasset had its lighter moments, too, with the inaugural Harborfest/Arts Festival 
weekend and the filming of the movie "Housesitter." 

1991 KEY ACTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS 
January Selectmen vote to back President Bush in his deliberations with regard to 

Saudi Arabia. Clergy hold candlelight vigil on Town Common and a 

prayer vigil for peace. 

Budgets are cut again in the face of a stagnant economy and almost certain 

state aid cuts. 
February Selectmen endorse South Shore Hospital's proposal for a regional 

advanced life support ambulance service. 
March For cost-saving reasons, Selectmen vote to reject private ambulance bids 

and retain the Town's ambulance service. 

Proposition 2 1/2 override ballot scheduled for May 18. 

Public Works Study Committee presents its findings in support of a phased 

consolidation of several municipal operations. 
April Town Meeting adopts a by-law regulating smoking in public places, and a 

non-criminal disposition by-law that authorizes tickets to be given for vio- 
lations of various Town by-laws. 

Cohasset voters endorse the restoration of the Greenbush Line of the Old 

Colony Railroad. 
May Cohasset Housing Authority's home for the mentally handicapped opened. 

Village Pump project is completed through the efforts of many citizens led 

by Jacqueline Dormitzer of the Village Renaissance. 

Voters approve $146,169 in two general levy override questions, as well as 

$115,000 Junior/Senior High School renovation questions. Seven other 

override questions defeated. 

Selectmen join with S.A.F.E. committee in opposing Cohasset Heights, 

Ltd. as a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority sludge site. 
June Selectmen and Town Meeting endorse proposal by non-profit citizens' 

group to lease Government Island Duplex for community and residential 

purposes. 



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July 



August 



September 



October 



November 



December 



Annual Town Meeting winds up its business by approving a budget with 
state aid still uncertain. 

Police/Fire Station open house held to display newly renovated facility to 
the public. 

Selectmen vote not to renew Fire Chief Daniel F. Brock's contract. 
Successful inaugural Harborfest weekend celebration held in conjunction 
with South Shore Arts Festival. 

Town Hall garage renovation is completed with assistance from Norfolk 
County Rehabilitation Program. 

Tag- A- Key program to regulate sales of keg beer approved at the request 
of Drug and Alcohol Committee. 

Selectmen extend Police Chief Joseph M. Kealey's contract to March 
1993. 

In response to Town Meeting resolution, Selectmen vote to support the 
sale of the Bates Building to South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 
Regional E911 emergency dispatch study gets underway. 
Harbor improvements to Margin Street floats and Harbor Master's toilet 
facilities completed with assistance from fishermen and boaters. 
Bronze dome mounted onto Minot's Light replica at Government Island 
through efforts of Historical Commission, local craftsmen and volunteers. 
Filming of movie "Housesitter" turns Cohasset into Dobbs Mill for a 
week. 

Hurricane Bob downs trees and causes extended Town-wide power outage. 
Local SHARE program started by Social Service League with assistance 
from the Council on Aging offers discounted food to community volun- 
teers. Town provides use of Town Hall Auditorium at no cost. 
Special Town Meeting balances budget after $275,000 cut in state aid, and 
rejects a three-year contract settlement with the Police union. 
Town Clerk Frances L. Marks announces her retirement after twenty-two 
years of dedicated service. 

Major coastal storm batters Cohasset, causing damage to homes, seawalls, 
beaches, and roads. 

Local business preference purchasing policy adopted at request of Cham- 
ber of Commerce. 

Assistant Town Clerk Marion L. Douglas appointed Temporary Town 
Clerk effective January 1, 1992. 

Board votes to offer the Fire Chief's position to John R. Nadeau, Deputy 
Fire Chief of Sanford, Maine. 

Water Department secretary Elizabeth J. Maree retires after thirty-two 
years of dedicated service. 



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ONGOING AGENDA ITEMS 

The year closed with some unfinished business which should be resolved in the new 
year. Groundwork for turning the Government Island Duplex into a small civic center 
should be complete, as well as transfer of the Bates Building to South Shore Habitat for 
Humanity, Inc., for affordable housing. 

Expected public improvements include the anticipated restoration of storm damaged 
seawalls and the Sandy Beach parking lot. There will be a larger than usual amount of 
bituminous paving as the state finally relinquishes highway aid monies which have been 
enriched by the increase in gas tax. 

The long awaited reconstruction of the Doane Street bridge appears likely to happen 
this year, as state officials have assured the town that funding is available. Although the 
permit process is not complete, it is anticipated that the Cohasset Cove dredging project 
will commence late in 1992. 

If one takes a closer look at the list of key events of 1991, it becomes quite evident 
that ordinary citizen volunteers contributed a lot of time and resources in making Cohas- 
set a great place to live. 

Our thanks go out also to the veterans of the Kuwait/Saudi Arabian conflict, the qual- 
ity efforts of Town department heads and employees, and the assistance provided by out- 
side agencies, including the Norfolk County Engineering Department. 

The Board of Selectmen take this opportunity to wish everyone a healthy and a more 
prosperous new year as we look forward to meeting the challenges of 1992. 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN: 
Edwin H. Tebbetts, Chairman 
Diana D. Kornet, Vice Chairman 
Martha K. Gjesteby 
Jane O. Goedecke 
Rocco F. Laugelle 



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Report of Town Clerk 

It is with mixed emotions that I write this, my last report as Town Clerk. On Decem- 
ber 31, 1991, 1 will retire after serving seven years and eight months as Town Clerk. Prior 
to being Town Clerk, I was Assistant Town Clerk for thirteen years -- working over 
twenty-two years for the Town in various positions. 

During my years I have experienced many changes, the most important my being 
elected the first woman Town Clerk and the first full-time Town Clerk for Cohasset. For 
personal reasons I have chosen to retire at this time. I have enjoyed and loved my job 
working for the citizens of this Town. 

At this writing, Marion L. Douglas is the Assistant Town Clerk and has been for 
more than four years. I have every confidence in Marion to carry on with her knowledge 
in her job. Jacquelyn R. McGuire is also working in the office with great expertise. I am 
sure they both will continue to serve you, the people. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING & SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

APRIL 6, 8, 9, MAY 29 & JUNE 26, 1991 

Index 

ARTICLE # DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1 Reports of various town officers. Approved 

2 Reports of Committees. Approved. 
RESOLUTION 

Special Town Meeting 

1 Transfer S 10,000 appropriated May 2, 1988 under Art. 16 to the Reserve 
Fund. Adopted unanimously. 

2 Collective Bargaining Agreement for Cohasset Permanent Firefighters. Indef- 
initely postponed. 

3 Transfer $18,983.20 from surplus water revenue to the reserve fund. Adopted 
unanimously. 

4 Transfer $8,205.00 to reconstruct Margin Street dock and float. Adopted 
unanimously. 

5 Transfer $ 1 ,7 1 6 to pay for night patrol. Adopted. 

6 Transfer $40,864 for overtime for the Fire Dept. Defeated. 

7 Transfer $52,510.00 from surplus revenue to the Water Dept. Bond Anticipa- 
tion Interest Appropriation Account for fiscal year 1991. Adopted unani- 
mously. 

8 Transfer $25,000.00 from amounts deposited with the Treasurer for the pur- 
pose of installing an 8" water main along Beechwood St. & Doane St. 
Adopted unanimously 



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Annual Town Meeting 

RESOLUTION 

Report of the Committee to Survey Structure & Function of Town Gov't. 

RESOLUTION 

3 Salaries & Compensation elected officers & town departments. Budgets for 
new fiscal year. Adopted. 

4 Salary & Rate Schedule Fiscal 1991. Adopted. 

5 Salary Schedules-elected officials. Adopted. 

6 DPW bond of indemnity to Commonwealth. Adopted unanimously. 

7 Authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow. Adopted unanimously. 

8 Authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell the real property at 43 Elm St., 
improved by the Bates Bldg. Adopted. 

RESOLUTION 

9 Appropriate from taxation (contingent upon the passage of referendum ques- 
tion) $20,000 to paint the exterior of the old town hall. Adopted unanimously. 

10 Indefinitely postponed purchasing the Eastern Edison Bldg. on No. Main St. 

1 1 Indefinitely postpone appropriating a stabilization fund. 

12 Amend Personnel Bylaws, Article XI, Subsection k. Adopted unanimously. 

13 Amend Article I, by adding to Section 3 subsection v. Adopted unanimously. 
RESOLUTION - defeated 

14 Appropriate from taxation S3,000.00 to reconstruct intersection of King St. 
and Beechwood St. Adopted. 

15 Transfer S914.10 from surplus revenue to pay unpaid bills. Adopted unani- 
mously. 

16 Appropriate $10,000 from taxation for construction of sidewalks on Forest 
Ave. Motion defeated. 

17 Transfer from stabilization fund $9,800.00 to install a new roof on the High- 
way Dept. Adopted unanimously. 

18 Indefinitely postpone Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Cohasset 
Patrolmen's Union. 

19 Contingent upon passage of a referendum question appropriate from taxation 
S30,000.00 for renovations to the duplex on Government Island. Adopted. 

20 Amend Article V Subsection (a) of Section 10. Adopted. 
RESOLUTION 

Monday, April 8, 1991 

21 Petition the General Court to enact private legislation relating to town's 
health insurance program. Adopted. 

22 Authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute an amended agreement for shar- 
ing the costs of equipping and maintaining an ambulance. Adopted unani- 
mously. 

23 Amend Article III, paragraph (i), of Section 2, Subsection (k). Motion 
adopted. 

24 Authorize the Selectmen to grant an easement to Cohasset Historical Society 
for maintaining a 4' granite wall at 14 Summer St. Adopted unanimously. 

25 Authorize the Selectmen to petition the General Court for a bi-weekly pay 
system for town employees. Adopted. 

26 Amend Article I of General Bylaws by adding to Section 1 paragraph (h). 
Adopted. 

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27 Contingent upon passage of a referendum question that the Treasurer borrow 
S115,000.00 for replacement of windows at High School, $100,000.00 for 
light controlling devices and $15,000.00 for floor covering for Joseph 
Osgood. Adopted unanimously. 

28 Contingent upon passage of a referendum question that the Treasurer borrow 
$25,000.00 to purchase computer hardware and software to equip a writing 
lab. Adopted unanimously. 

29 Moderator to appoint 3 persons to form a committee to work with the High- 
way Surveyor to construct a sidewalk. Adopted. 

30 Indefinitely postpone that the Selectmen be directed to not restoring the 
Greenbush Line of Old Colony Railroad. 

31 Contingent upon passage of a referendum question that $4,169 be appropri- 
ated from taxation for the COA Salary Budget. Adopted unanimously. 

32 Transfer from stabilization fund $13,500.00 to purchase a maintenance 
machine for Tree, Park & Cemetery Dept. Adopted. 

33 Postponed until an adjourned session of this meeting. 

34 Indefinitely postpone purchasing sand spreader. 

35 Authorize the Cohasset Housing Authority to develop state aided housing for 
the elderly & handicapped persons. Adopted unanimously. 

36 Town accept Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1990, Mass. Legislature Session to 
receive 911 service. Adopted. 

37 Amend Article VII of General Bylaws, by adding a new section 33. Adopted 
unanimously. 

38 Authorization to borrow S 1 ,000.00 authorized under Article 37 of the warrant 
for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting. Adopted unanimously. 

39 Rescind authorization to borrow $11,656.32 authorized under Article 57 of 
the warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting. Adopted unanimously. 

40 Town to accept a gift of a scholarship fund for CHS seniors known as the 
"John Creamer" scholarship fund. Adopted unanimously. 

4 1 Authorize the sale of land on Norfolk Road at public auction. Adopted. 
TUESDAY EVENING - APRIL 9, 1991 

42 Indefinitely postpone reclassifying the position of Water Department Clerk. 

43 Reclassify the Transfer Facility Manager. Adopted unanimously. 

44 Transfer $2,500.00 from Waterways Improvement Account to install a toilet 
in the Harbor Master's office. Adopted unanimously. 

45 Appropriate $60,000.00 from taxation to conduct a triennial revaluation. 
Adopted unanimously. 

46 Accept Chapter 494 of the Acts of 1989, Mass. Legislature Session to grant 
exemption to homeowners that provide housing to the elderly. Adopted unan- 
imously. 

47 Adopt a corrected and amended version of the zoning bylaw. Motion adopted 
unanimously. 

48 Amend Section 2 of the zoning bylaw by amending certain definitions. 
Adopted unanimously. 

49 Amend Section 4 of Zoning Bylaw Use Regulations. Adopted. 

50 Amend zoning bylaws, Section 5 - Area Regulations. Adopted unanimously. 

51 Amend Section 6 - Sign Regulations - Zoning Bylaw. Adopted. 

52 Amend Section 6 - Sign Regulations new section - Zoning Bylaw. Adopted. 

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53 Amend Section 4 - Use Regulation of Zoning Bylaw. Adopted unanimously. 

54 Amend General Bylaws, Safety & Public Order, Section 29, subsections a & 
b. Adopted unanimously. 

55 Amend Article II of General Bylaws, Town Meeting Section 3, new para- 
graph b. Adopted. 

56 Postponed to an adjourned session of this Meeting. 

57 Postponed to an adjourned session of this Meeting. 

58 Indefinitely postpone taking of land by eminent domain on Doane Street. 

59 Indefinitely postpone replacing the town ambulance. 

60 Accept Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1989 relative to sprinkler systems in build- 
ings with four or more dwelling units. Adopted unanimously. 

61 Amend Article IX of General Bylaws, Harbor, deleting section 1, paragraph 
b, and substituting. Adopted unanimously. 

62 Indefinitely postpone collective bargaining agreement between the Town of 
Cohasset and C.L.A.S.S. 

63 Create a Regional Refuse Planning Committee. Adopted unanimously. 

64 Amend Article III of General Bylaws, Elected Officers, and substitute Section 
5 (c). Adopted unanimously. 

65 Amend Article VI of General Bylaws, Municipal Finance, replacing Section 
3. Adopted unanimously. 

66 Amend Article III, Elected Officials, substituting paragraphs (e) and (f). 
Adopted unanimously. 

67 Petition the General Court to amend Section 12 of Chapter 65 of the Acts of 
1962. Adopted unanimously. 

68 Authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept a parcel of land from Abigail Silk 
Wales off Atlantic Ave. Defeated. 

69 Town take by eminent domain a parcel of land owned by D.J. Buckley, Co., 
off Forest Ave. Adopted unanimously. 

Wednesday, June 26, 1991 

3 Article reconsidered - main motion as amen 

4 Article reconsidered - main motion as amended approved. 
RESOLUTION 

33 Article indefinitely postponed. 

56 Article indefinitely postponed. 

57 Article indefinitely postponed. 
RESOLUTION 

RESOLUTION 
RESOLUTION 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING & SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

APRIL 6, 1991 

At the Annual Town Meeting and the Special Town Meeting held on April 6, 1991 at 
the Cohasset High School Gymnasium at 10:00 A.M. the following articles were con- 
tained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 



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Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks at 9:30 A.M. were Margaret C. Hernan, Kathleen M. 
Rhodes, Constance S. Jones, Marion L. Douglas, and Jacquelyn R. McGuire. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator, William D. Weeks at 10:00 A.M. were Grace R. 
Tuckerman, Louise Flint, Raymond Buckley, and Sumner Smith, Jr. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:20 A.M. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. The Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. Total 
registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 274 voters. Rev. Edward Atkinson 
gave the invocation. 

Members of the Boy Scout Troop 28 presented the colors and called the pledge of 
allegiance to the flag. 

ARTICLE 1. To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the 
Annual Town Report for 1990. 

MOVED: That the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual 
Town Report for 1990, be accepted. 

MOTION is adopted. 

Richard Henderson, Town Counsel, stated that the Town Report in the Town Clerk's 
section which should include each motion in its entirety - this year - for administrative 
reasons - the report excludes some of the motion in its entirety - such as the budget article 
and the harbor article. This has no legal effect on the motion and was not done by the 
Town Clerk. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act 
thereon. 

MOVED: That the report of any Committee heretofore chosen be heard and accepted 
and that the Committee continue in office. 

MOTION is adopted. 

Resolution offered by Rocco Laugelle, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen: 

RESOLUTION 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS, the Town of Cohasset is served by more than two hundred and fifty 
men and women who volunteer their time by serving on more than thirty separate boards, 
committees, councils, and commissions, as well as representing the Town in various 
regional and state- wide organizations; and 

WHEREAS, these men and women bring a variety of talent, expertise, and fresh 
ideas to the boards, committees, and commissions to which they give countiess hours of 
unpaid time; and 

WHEREAS, this broad-based citizen participation results in a more responsive Town 
government. 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset, in Town Meeting 
assembled on this sixth day of April, 1991, hereby express their sincere gratitude for, and 
appreciation of, this dedicated volunteer service. 

Resolution is adopted. 

It was moved by Rocco Laugelle, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, to recess the 
Regular Town Meeting and take up the Special Town Meeting. Motion is adopted. 



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Special Town Meeting 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of Ten Thousand and 
no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars from the appropriation under Article 16 of the Warrant for 
the May 2, 1988 Special Town Meeting to the Reserve Fund. 

MOVED: That the sum of Ten Thousand and no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars be trans- 
ferred from the appropriation under Article 16 of the Warrant for the May 2, 1988 Special 
Town Meeting to the Reserve Fund. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to accept a Collective Bargaining Agree- 
ment made by and between the Town of Cohasset and the Cohasset Permanent Firefight- 
ers, Local 2804, and to see what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds to effectuate the Agreement. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of Eighteen Thousand 
Nine Hundred Eighty-three and 20/100 ($18,983.20) Dollars from surplus water revenue 
to the Reserve Fund. 

MOVED; That the sum of Eighteen Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty-three and 
20/100 ($18,983.20) Dollars be transferred from surplus water revenue to the Reserve 
Fund. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of Eight Thousand, 
Two Hundred Five and no/100 ($8,205.00) Dollars from the Waterways Improvement 
Account, which sum will be used for materials and labor to reconstruct the Margin Street 
dock and float. The sum so transferred is to be expended under the direction of the Har- 
bormaster. 

MOVED: That the sum of Eight Thousand, Two Hundred Five and no/100 
($8,205.00) Dollars be transferred from the Waterways Improvement Account, the cost of 
materials and labor to reconstruct the Margin Street dock and float. The sum so trans- 
ferred is to be expended under the direction of the Harbormaster. 

MOTION adopted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of One Thousand, 
Seven Hundred Sixteen and no/100 ($1,716.00) Dollars from the Waterways Improve- 
ment Account to be used for the Payment of night patrols on weekends through the end of 
the 1991 fiscal year. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Thousand, Seven Hundred Sixteen and no/100 
($1,716.00) Dollars be transferred from the Waterways Improvement Account to be used 
for the payment of night patrols on weekends through the end of the 1991 fiscal year. 

Hand count was taken. Yes 120; No 54. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds the sum 
of Forty Thousand, Eight Hundred Sixty-Four and no/100 (40,864.00) Dollars to fund the 
Fire Department Salaries and Overtime Account for the 1991 fiscal year. 

MOVED: That the sum of Forty Thousand, Eight Hundred Sixty-Four and no/100 
($40,864.00) Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue to fund the Fire Department 
Salaries and overtime account for the 1991 fiscal year. 

MOTION is defeated by a voice vote. 



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ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from Surplus Water Revenue 
the sum of Fifty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Ten and no/100 ($52,510.00) Dollars to the 
Water Department Bond Anticipation Interest Appropriation Account for the 1991 Fiscal 
year. 

MOVED: That the sum of Fifty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Ten and no/100 
(S52,5 10.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Water Revenue to the Water Depart- 
ment Bond Anticipation Interest Appropriation Account for the 1991 Fiscal Year. 
MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer the sum of 
Twenty-Five Thousand and no/100 (525,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of installing an 
eight (8) inch water main along sections of Beechwood Street and Doane Street; and to 
meet the appropriation, the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand and no/100 ($25,000.00) Dol- 
lars be transferred from sums deposited by a private developer in connection with this 
water improvement project. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand and no/100 ($25,000.00) Dollars 
be transferred from amounts deposited by a private developer with the Town Treasurer 
for the purpose of installing an eight (8) inch water main along sections of Beechwood 
Street and Doane Street. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

It was moved by Rocco Laugelle, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen that this Spe- 
cial Town Meeting be dissolved. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously at 11:45 A.M. 

Resolution offered by James Lagrotteria, Chairman of the Board of Assessors. 

BE IT RESOLVED 

THAT WHEREAS DOROTHY GRAHAM HAS 

SERVED THE TOWN OF COHASSET AS 

A SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

AND WHEREAS DOROTHY GRAHAM HAS 

SERVED AS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

AND WHEREAS DOROTHY GRAHAM HAS RETIRED 

FROM PUBLIC SERVICE AFTER 40 YEARS 

OF CONTINUOUS AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 

NOW, THEREFORE, 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITIZENS OF COHASSET 

IN TOWN MEETING ASSEMBLED ON APRIL 6, 1991, 

HEREBY RECORD THEIR DEEP APPRECIATION OF THE EXCEPTIONAL 

SERVICE 
RENDERED BY DOROTHY GRAHAM AND ESPECIALLY THE SINCERE 

MANNER 

AND HONEST APPROACH TO TOWN PROBLEMS 

WHICH CHARACTERIZED HER EMPLOYMENT. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED 

THAT WITH THE CONTINUED GRATITUDE AND ESTEEM 

OF HER FELLOW CITIZENS AND ESPECIALLY 

THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

SHE MAY ENJOY GOOD HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND A LONG LIFE. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

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Report of the Committee to Survey Structure and Function of Town Government pre- 
sented by the Chairman, Roy Fitzsimmons. 

Committee to Survey Structure and Function of Town Government 

Section 13 C of the Town of Cohasset by-laws states: "This Committee shall survey 
the structure of town government and the functions of the various officers, departments, 
and boards, and shall report from time to time, in writing, at Annual or Special Town 
Meetings its conclusions and recommendations for action." 

In 1988 this Committee requested that the Selectmen obtain a Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services, Town of Cohasset 
Revenue and Expenditure Forecast for the five year period encompassing FY90-FY94. 

The Report was published in February 1989 and was reviewed by the Committee 
shortly thereafter. This Report projected an increasing gap between revenues and expen- 
ditures, provided the Town continued its present methods of operation. 

Our Committee recognized this immediate threat to our level of services and decided 
to investigate and explore alternate methods of maintaining our services in the face of 
declining revenues. An initial decision was made to pursue the possibility of Regional- 
ized services. With the encouragement and assistance of the Board of Selectmen, repre- 
sentatives from this Committee met with delegates from the surrounding Towns over a 
period of months. As I had reported at the last Annual Town Meeting these discussions 
were ongoing but, had not to that point borne fruit, and for reasons unknown to this Com- 
mittee, we regret, the initial enthusiastic response of our neighbors waned. 

In these discussions, areas suggested for possible regionalization included Animal 
Control, Central Lock-up, Central Dispatching and Enhanced 911 Services, Basic Ambu- 
lance and Advanced Life Support Services, and shared purchase of Heavy Equipment. 

At the same time this Committee also received and reviewed the new Department of 
Revenue Annual Figures which compared Cohasset to all of the other cities and towns of 
the Commonwealth by both population and expenditure by department. This Committee 
analyzed this data and compared Cohasset to towns of like size as well as neighboring 
towns. 

Since Regionalization of service, with the exception of Advanced Life Support, did 
not receive an enthusiastic response from our neighboring towns, the Committee decided 
to pursue the possibility of Privatization of services. The closest example that we could 
find was right here in Cohasset with the Sewer Department. We, therefore, sought to find 
a town close-by that used private contractors for other public services. We found such a 
contract in Marshfield. There they had contracted for Basic Ambulance Service and it 
was successful. The Committee decided to pursue this possibility for our Town. 

After months of visits to other towns and many discussions about private ambulance 
service the Committee determined that the most efficient way to maintain and enhance 
our ambulance service was through Privatization. We therefore asked the Board of 
Selectmen to draft and circulate a Request for Proposal (RFP) for such service. The 
Board drew up and advertised an RFP. The results this RFP elicited were not favorable. 
The Board rejected the bids as submitted. Our committee contacted three ambulance 
companies who had reviewed the RFP for possible bids. We were told the wording of the 
RFP was unlike anything they'd ever seen, and, accordingly, they were unable to comply 
with the bid request. 

In light of continuing projected overrides this Committee strongly feels that Cohasset is 
well advised to continue to pursue Privatization of our Basic Ambulance Service. We also 
believe Cohasset would be well served to pursue regional Advanced Life Support service. 

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We regret to report that the latest information from the Department of Revenue bears 
out its 1989 Projections. This Committee will continue to encourage new ideas and con- 
tinue to investigate options for providing more cost effective forms of service. 

Respectfully submitted this sixth day of April 1991, 

F. Roy Fitzsimmons, Chairman 

Wilson Pile, Secretary 

Jack D. Bryant 

Jean Cotton 

Patricia Facey 

Dennis Roth 

James Whelan 



RESOLUTION offered by Alfred S. Moore, Jr., Chariman of the Planning Board. 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS Daniel C. Cotton has served the Town of Cohasset as a member of the 
Planning Board for ten years and has chosen not to stand for re-election, and 

WHEREAS Daniel C. Cotton previously served the Town as a member of the 
School Committee for three years; as a member of the Advisory Committee for six years; 
and as Chairman of the Committee to Study Town Office Space Needs for three years, 
and 

WHEREAS Daniel C. Cotton has been a community leader in planning and zoning 
matters as well as in other areas where the quality of life in Cohasset was at issue 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset in Town Meeting 
assembled on this sixth day of April, 1991, hereby record their deep appreciation of the 
exemplary service rendered by Daniel C. Cotton, and 

Be it further resolved that, with the continued esteem of his fellow citizens, he may 
enjoy good health, happiness, and great success in all future endeavors. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3 

To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected Officers, and 
to see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from available funds or oth- 
erwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment and out- 
lays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments for the ensuing fiscal year; 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

SEE APPENDIX A and B 



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APPENDIX A 

Advisory Comittee's Recommendations, Article 3 
Annual Town Meeting April 6, 1991 
Expended 
and 



Dept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 




GENERAL GOVERNMENT 










3 


Selectmen: 












Personal Services 


$44,901 


$44,901 


$48,133 


$50,539 




General Expenses 


10,545 


10,491 


7,625 


7,950 




Capital Outlay 






300 






Equipment Rental 


3,900 


3,446 


7,400 


7,100 




C ollectiv e B arg aining 


7,500 


13,230 


7,500 


7,500 




Midge Control 


2,000 


1,753 


2,000 


2,000 


4 


Executive Secretary: 












Personal Services 


47,303 


46,852 


50,671 


52,091 




General Expenses 


1,525 


1,525 


1,565 


1,345 


5 


Parking Clerk: 












General Expenses 


2,500 


1,775 


2,350 


2,200 


9 


Moderator: 












Personal Services 


1 


1 


1 


1 


11 


Advisory Committee: 












General Expenses 


345 


332 


345 


335 


13 


Reserve Fund: 












Reserve Fund 


150,000 


105,590 


125,000 


125,000 


15 


Elections & Town Meeting: 












Personal Services 


11,052 


13,371 


15,966 


16,850 




General Expenses 


2,860 


3,119 


6,080 


5,195 


19 


Town Reports: 












General Expenses 


5,000 


3,524 


5,000 


5,000 




Town Meeting Warrant 


3,000 


4,260 


3,000 


3,350 


25 


Town Accountant: 












Personal Services 


65,635 


60,993 


69,394 


67,949 




General Expenses 


2,365 


768 


1,535 


1,535 




Capital Outlay 








4,000 




Central Computer 


23,416 


23,101 


22,489 


24,223 


29 


Assessors: 












Personal Services 


40,802 


39,973 


43,814 


43,414 




General Expenses 


21,841 


13,414 


18,416 


17,616 


35 


Treasurer-Collector: 












Personal Services 


76,706 


76,640 


79,926 


79,925 




General Expenses 


16,053 


17,026 


13,861 


13,861 




Capital Outlay 






3,000 






Tax Liens/Foreclosures 


6,500 


6,403 


5,500 


5,500 




Banking Services 


6,362 


6,282 


7,362 


7,362 


39 


Town Clerk: 












Personal Services 


48,286 


48,286 


52,278 


53,388 




General Expenses 


1,045 


987 


1,110 


1,125 




Capital Outlay 






2,500 




45 


Law: 












General Expenses 


6,000 


1,736 


6,000 


4,000 




Town Counsel 


50,000 


50,000 


50,000 


50,000 




Special Counsel Legal Fees 


11,337 


11,337 







29 









Expended 












and 






Dept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


47 


Personnel Committee: 












General Expenses 


220 


49 


220 


220 


61 


Zoning Board of Appeals: 












General Expenses 


2,790 


2,623 


2,790 


2,790 


63 


Planning Board: 












Personal Services 


9,914 


9,660 


10,743 


9,769 




General Expenses 


2,100 


1,759 


2,100 


2,100 




Engineering Services 


17,105 


6,286 


10,000 


7,000 


65 


Town Hall: 












Personal Services 


22,610 


22,251 


22,502 


19,853 




General Expenses 


22,800 


23,452 


22,430 


24,800 




Telephone Expense 


8,480 


8,506 


8,600 


8,240 




Capital Outlay 


3,000 


3,000 


400 




66 


Town Buildings: 












General Expenses 


1,275 


1,261 


1,275 


2,300 


71 


Pensions: 












Norfolk County Retirement 


393,384 


393,383 


421,091 


454,480 




Non-Contributory Pensions 


3,800 


3,317 


3,350 


3,325 


76 


Insurance: 












General Expenses 


344,047 


271,370 


288,457 


310,100 




Group Insurance 


621,500 


622,646 


692,324 


704,324 


91 


Unclassified: 












General Expenses 


1,315 


570 


1,250 


1,250 




Unemployment Insurance 


5,000 


10,505 


5,000 


5,000 




Audit of Accounts 






19,000 


15,000 




So. Shore Coalition 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 




TOTAL GENERAL 












GOVERNMENT 


2,130,120 


1,993,754 


2,173,653 


2,232,905 




PUBLIC SAFETY 










101 


Police: 












Personal Services 


747,935 


730,381 


770,947 


742,972 




General Expenses 


54,425 


57,274 


54,425 


54,425 




Capital Outlay 


39,445 


39,240 


4,395 


30,700 


103 


Fire: 












Personal Services 


832,090 


853,779 


832,090 


864,758 




General Expenses 


51,032 


48,195 


42,450 


42,000 




Capital Outlay 


3,000 


2,980 


4,500 






Fire & Police Headquarters 


17,250 


15,979 


16,950 


16,750 




Hydrant Services 


110,090 


107,137 


110,390 


110,390 




Out of State Travel 


300 








109 


Tree & Park: 












Personal Services 


85,537 


87,325 


87,820 


85,068 




General Expenses 


21,565 


23,971 


20,285 


18,775 




Capital Outlay 


1,900 


1,900 


3,250 


900 




Personal Services Trust Fund 


1,890 


1,442 


1,940 


2,003 


111 


Harbor: 












Personal Services 


33,708 


33,708 


36,701 


38,053 




General Expenses 


7,915 


6,820 


7,915 


7,913 




Capital Outlay 






4,000 





30 









Expended 












and 






Dept. 




Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


112 


Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 




General Expenses 


220 




220 


220 


113 


Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


52,484 


43,161 


48,566 


43,926 




General Expenses 


9,965 


10,142 


8,805 


8,405 


119 


Sealer of Weights & Measures: 










Personal Services 


750 


750 


750 


750 




General Expenses 


350 


142 


275 


275 


121 


Wire: 












Personal Services 


73,047 


74,247 


56,743 


57,272 




General Expenses 


9,841 


12,391 


9,441 


9,440 




Capital Outlay 


2,195 


2,163 


1,695 


1,250 


131 


Civil Defense: 












Personal Services 


250 


250 


250 


250 




General Expenses 










133 


Dog Control: 












Personal Services 


4,164 


4,164 


4,581 


4,581 




General Expenses 


2,537 


3055 


2,121 


2,121 




TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 


2,164,385 


2,161,096 


2,132,005 


2,143,697 



200 



SCHOOLS 










Schools: 










1100 School Committee 


76,494 


30,412 


56,351 


52,278 


1200 Superintendent's Office 


94,500 


98,154 


99,001 


105,283 


1210 Asst. to theSupt. 


136,067 


131,661 






1220 Business Office 




10,566 


52,365 


52,440 


1230 Student Services 






106,869 


107,615 


2100 Supervision 


36,148 


37,663 


40,087 


39,299 


2200 Principals 


331,001 


362,183 


360,304 


364,350 


2300 Teaching • 


3,090,356 


3,068,732 


3,245,305 


3,271,238 


2400 Textbooks 


23,303 


20,526 


35,800 


43,452 


2500 Library 


143,918 


152,907 


136,550 


138,247 


2600 Visual 


15,986 


12,143 


16,671 


12,272 


2700 Guidance 


155,076 


209,937 


162,978 


162,659 


3 100 Attendance 


14,345 


14,740 


15,444 


16,896 


3200 Health 


47,403 


50,310 


50,794 


52,978 


3310 Operation of Buses 


74,510 


80,409 


77,500 


81,075 


3350 Maintenance of Buses 


14,250 


18,883 


15,500 


18,500 


3370 Contracted Carriers 


37,575 


38,797 


38,154 


41,970 


35 10 Athletics 


78,319 


73,713 


82,798 


85,619 


3520 Student Activities 


12,734 


11,283 


13,380 


13,380 


41 10 Custodial 


260,559 


268,734 


274,226 


290,483 


4120 Heat 


62,200 


62,879 


62,200 


62,200 


4130 Utilities 


105,600 


108,497 


108,600 


114,300 


4210 Maintenance/Grounds 


11,000 


10,807 


11,000 


10,000 


4220 Maintenance/Buildings 


89,805 


89,309 


105,201 


117,770 



31 



Dept. 
No. 





Expended 








and 






Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


ppropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


4230 Equip/Maint/Repair 11,899 


12,160 


12,565 


12,355 


5200 Fixed Expenditures 39,600 


28,504 


20,124 


2,800 


7200 Improvement/Buildings 1,100 


1,080 






7300 Acquisition/Equipment 17,096 


16,942 


21,127 


28,669 


7400 Replacement/Equipment 1 8, 1 76 


12,405 


17,504 


28,552 


9300 Other Than Public 295,763 


260,445 


299,865 


288,532 



TOTAL LOCAL SCHOOL 


5,294,783 


5,294,781 


5,538,263 


5,615,212 


S.S. /Regional School 










Assessment 


32,164 


31,024 


20,487 


20,993 


TOTAL SCHOOLS 


5,326,947 


5,325,805 


5,558,750 


5,636,205 


300 HIGHWAY 










Highway: 










Personal Services 


138,900 


138,462 


144,420 


146,672 


General Expenses 


65,567 


65,259 


59,227 


56,975 


Snow Removal 


45,000 


80,651 


45,000 


45,000 


Street Lighting 


44,000 


47,072 


45,500 


50,000 


Garage Expenses 


2,850 


2,475 


2,850 


2,850 


Salt Shed 


400 


55 


400 


400 


TOTAL HIGHWAYS & 










STREETS 


296,717 


333,974 


297,397 


301,897 


SANITATION 










403 Landfill: 










Personal Services 


55,252 


54,525 


57,419 


57,420 


General Expenses 


191,260 


191,260 


244,168 


216,241 


Capital Outlay 


12,070 


7,870 






Lease/Purchase Equipment 


18,010 


18,009 


15,409 


15,409 


Recycling: 










Recycling Expenses 


5,800 


5,453 






Engineering Services 


2,100 


2,100 


2,100 


2,100 


407 Sewer: 










Personal Services 


10,741 


9,614 


8,716 


3,674 


General Expenses 


134,908 


134,604 


141,574 


146,618 


Capital Outlay 


18,500 


18,500 


4,773 


4,773 


TOTAL SANITATION 


448,641 


441,935 


474,159 


446,235 



OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL 

481 Historical Commission: 

General Expenses 

482 Common Historical District: 

General Expenses 

483 Town Archivist: 

Personal Services 



85 


73 


100 


100 


85 


85 


85 


85 


,250 


1,250 


500 


500 



32 



Expended 
, and 
j) ept# Appropriated Encumbered Appropriated Recommended 

No. Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1991 Fiscal 1992 



487 Conservation Commission: 





Personal Services 


10,407 


10,407 


14,069 


17,472 




General Expenses 


2,060 


9,677 


2,070 


1,670 




TOTAL OTHER 










= = = = 


ENVIRONMENTAL 
HUMAN SERVICES 


13,887 


21,492 


16,824 


19,827 


501 


Board of Health: 












Personal Services 


61,871 


61,517 


66,715 


68,817 




General Expenses 


33,155 


32,022 


34,225 


32,123 




Capital Outlay 


3,573 


3,551 






503 


Social Service League: 












General Expenses 


21,629 


21,629 


29,702 


29,850 
















Personal Services 


22,727 


22,727 


28,393 


29,957 




General Expenses 


6,165 


6,152 


5,315 


3,836 




Capital Outlay 


380 


378 








Senior Center 


5,500 


5,500 


4,000 


4,000 


551 


Veterans' Services: 












Personal Services 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 




General Expenses 


5,200 


4,355 


5,200 


5,200 


560 


Fair Housing Committee: 












General Expenses 


120 




120 


100 


571 


Cemeteries: 












Personal Services 


14,532 


14,532 


15,002 


14,934 




General Expenses 


869 


866 


829 


830 




Personal Services Trust Fund 


7,047 


7,047 


7,500 


7,740 




Central Cemetery 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


580 


Handicapped Commission: 
General Expenses 








125 




TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 


185,843 


183,351 


200,076 


200,587 




CULTURE & RECREATION 










601 


Library: 












Personal Services 


172,861 


169,698 


179,596 


183,912 




General Expenses 


40,680 


41,558 


44,963 


50,164 


621 


Recreation: 












Personal Services 


56,624 


56,623 


60,726 


62,350 




General Expenses 


3,725 


3,709 


3,725 


4,040 


643 


Celebrations: 












General Expenses 


1,800 


1,800 


1,710 


1,700 




TOTAL CULTURE & 












RECREATION 


275,690 


273,388 


290,720 


302,166 



33 



Expended 
and 
Dept. Appropriated Encumbered Appropriated Recommended 

No. Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1991 Fiscal 1992 



700 DEBT SERVICE 










Debt Service: 










Maturing Debt-Principal 


266,358 


263,798 


269,050 


322,350 


Interest 


212,949 


177,614 


234,245 


256,070 



TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 


479,307 


441,412 


503,295 


578,420 


WATER DEPT. -SELF 










SUPPORTING 










Personal Services 


272,677 


249,468 


253,512 


253,095 


General Expenses 


165,369 


136,433 


157,204 


148,868 


Capital Outlay 


16,000 


5,140 


10,000 


9,000 


Norfolk Retirement System 


39,711 


39,711 


42,983 


39,520 


Insurance Expenses 


43,093 


36,445 


41,543 


49,335 




29,486 


29,307 


34,452 


27,706 


Maturing Debt 


114,500 


114,935 


134,500 


251,200 


Interest 


123,990 


126,914 


120,458 


318,109 


Loan Payment to General Func 


30,000 


30,000 


20,000 


20,000 


TOTAL WATER DEPT. 


834,826 


768,353 


814,652 


1,116,833 


GRAND TOTAL S 12,156,363 


$11,944,560 


$12,461,531 


$12,978,772 


BUDGET ARTICLE 











34 



MOVED; That this Article be considered, covered and acted upon in one vote; that 
the sum of $12,973,421.00 is appropriated, the suin of S109 ,488.00 for salaries of elected 
Town Officials as follows: Town Clerk, $32,122.00; Clerk, Board of Registrars, S329.00; 
Highway Surveyor, $33,918.00; Moderator, $1.00; Treasurer/Collector, $33,918.00; 
Selectmen, $5,500.00; Assessors, $3,700.00 for the ensuing fiscal year; and that 
$12,868,754.00 for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Interest, Maturing 
Debt and other charges for various departments for the ensuing year being recommended 
for all purposes, shown in Appendix A, pages 4 through 9 inclusive, of the Annual Town 
Meeting Warrant for April 6, 1991, a copy of which Appendix is filed herewith, and to 
meet the appropriation, the following be transferred from Wadleigh Park Trust, S475.00; 
Robert Charles Billings Trust, $95.00; and Billings - Pratt Trust, $83.00; Wheelwright, 
$1,350.00; Income from Trust Funds - Cemeteries; Woodside, S6,800.00; Beechwood, 
$650.00; Perkins, $290.00; from the Pension Reserve Account, $70,000.00; and the bal- 
ance as follows: from Water Revenue, $1,116,447.00 and from taxation, the sum of 
$11,772,231.00. 



35 



APPENDIX A 

Advisory Comittee's Recommendations, Article 3 
Annual Town Meeting April 6, 1991 
Expended 
and 



)ept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 




GENERAL GOVERNMENT 










3 


Selectmen: 












Personal Services 


S44,901 


$44,901 


S48,133 


$50,539 




General Expenses 


10,545 


10,491 


7,625 


7,950 




Capital Outlay 






300 






Equipment Rental 


3,900 


3,446 


7,400 


7,100 




Collective Bargaining 


7,500 


13,230 


7,500 


7,500 




Midge Control 


2,000 


1,753 


2,000 


2,000 


4 


Executive Secretary: 












Personal Services 


47,303 


46,852 


50,671 


52,091 




General Expenses 


1,525 


1,525 


1,565 


1,345 


5 


Parking Clerk: 












General Expenses 


2,500 


1,775 


2,350 


2,200 


9 


Moderator: 












Personal Services 


1 


1 


1 


1 


11 


Advisory Committee: 












General Expenses 


345 


332 


345 


335 


13 


Reserve Fund: 












Reserve Fund 


150,000 


105,590 


125,000 


125,000 


15 


Elections & Town Meeting: 












Personal Services 


11,052 


13,371 


15,966 


16,850 




General Expenses 


2,860 


3,119 


6,080 


5,195 


19 


Town Reports: 












General Expenses 


5,000 


3,524 


5,000 


5,000 




Town Meeting Warrant 


3,000 


4,260 


3,000 


3,350 


25 


Town Accountant: 












Personal Services 


65,635 


60,993 


69,394 


67,949 




General Expenses 


2,365 


768 


1,535 


1,535 




Capital Outlay 








4,000 




Central Computer 


23,416 


23,101 


22,489 


24,223 


29 


Assessors: 












Personal Services 


40,802 


39,973 


43,814 


43,414 




General Expenses 


21,841 


13,414 


18,416 


17,616 


35 


Treasurer-Collector: 












Personal Services 


76,706 


76,640 


79,926 


79,925 




General Expenses 


16,053 


17,026 


13,861 


13,861 




Capital Outlay 






3,000 






Tax Liens/Foreclosures 


6,500 


6,403 


5,500 


5,500 




Banking Services 


6,362 


6,282 


7,362 


7,362 


39 


Town Clerk: 












Personal Services 


48,286 


48,286 


52,278 


53,388 




General Expenses 


1,045 


987 


1,110 


1,125 




Capital Outlay 






2,500 




45 


Law: 












General Expenses 


6,000 


1,736 


6,000 


4,000 




Town Counsel 


50,000 


50,000 


50,000 


50,000 




Special Counsel Legal Fees 


11,337 


11,337 







36 









Expended 












and 






Dept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


47 


Personnel Committee: 












General Expenses 


220 


49 


220 


220 


61 


Zoning Board of Appeals: 












General Expenses 


2,790 


2,623 


2,790 


2,790 


63 


Planning Board: 












Personal Services 


9,914 


9,660 


10,743 


9,769 




General Expenses 


2,100 


1,759 


2,100 


2,100 




Engineering Services 


17,105 


6,286 


10,000 


7,000 


65 


Town Hall: 












Personal Services 


22,610 


22,251 


22,502 


19,853 




General Expenses 


22,800 


23,452 


22,430 


24,800 




Telephone Expense 


8,480 


8,506 


8,600 


8,240 




Capital Outlay 


3,000 


3,000 


400 




66 


Town Buildings: 












General Expenses 


1,275 


1,261 


1,275 


2,300 


71 


Pensions: 












Norfolk County Retirement 


393,384 


393,383 


421,091 


450,045 




Non-Contributory Pensions 


3,800 


3,317 


3,350 


3,325 


76 


Insurance: 












General Expenses 


344,047 


271,370 


288,457 


310,100 




Group Insurance 


621,500 


622,646 


692,324 


704,324 


91 


Unclassified: 












General Expenses 


1,315 


570 


1,250 


1,250 




Unemployment Insurance 


5,000 


10,505 


5,000 


5,000 




Audit of Accounts 






19,000 


15,000 




So. Shore Coalition 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 




TOTAL GENERAL 












GOVERNMENT 


2,130,120 


1,993,754 


2,173,653 


2,239,900 




PUBLIC SAFETY 










101 


Police: 












Personal Services 


747,935 


730,381 


770,947 


742,972 




General Expenses 


54,425 


57,274 


54,425 


54,425 




Capital Outlay 


39,445 


39,240 


4,395 


30,700 


103 


Fire: 












Personal Services 


832,090 


853,779 


832,090 


864,758 




General Expenses 


51,032 


48,195 


42,450 


42,000 




Capital Outlay 


3,000 


2,980 


4,500 






Fire & Police Headquarters 


17,250 


15,979 


16,950 


16,750 




Hydrant Services 


110,090 


107,137 


110,390 


110,390 




Out of State Travel 


300 








109 


Tree & Park: 












Personal Services 


85,537 


87,325 


87,820 


85,068 




General Expenses 


21,565 


23,971 


20,285 


18,775 




Capital Outlay 


1,900 


1,900 


3,250 


900 




Personal Services Trust Fund 


1,890 


1,442 


1,940 


2,003 


111 


Harbor: 












Personal Services 


33,708 


33,708 


36,701 


38,053 




General Expenses 


7,915 


6,820 


7,915 


7,913 




Capital Outlay 






4,000 





37 









Expended 












and 






Dept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


112 


Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 




General Expenses 


220 




220 


220 


113 


Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


52,484 


43,161 


48,566 


43,966 




General Expenses 


9,965 


10,142 


8,805 


8,405 


119 


Sealer of Weights & Measures: 










Personal Services 


750 


750 


750 


750 




General Expenses 


350 


142 


275 


275 


121 


Wire: 












Personal Services 


73,047 


74,247 


56,743 


57,272 




General Expenses 


9,841 


12,391 


9,441 


9,440 




Capital Outlay 


2,195 


2,163 


1,695 


1,250 


131 


Civil Defense: 












Personal Services 


250 


250 


250 


250 




General Expenses 










133 


Dog Control: 












Personal Services 


4,164 


4,164 


4,581 


4,581 




General Expenses 


2,537 


3055 


2,121 


2,121 




TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 


2,164,385 


2,161,096 


2,132,005 


2,143,737 



200 



SCHOOLS 










Schools: 










1100 School Committee 


76,494 


30,412 


56,351 


52,278 


1200 Superintendent's Office 


94,500 


98,154 


99,001 


105,283 


1210 Asst. to the Supt. 


136,067 


131,661 






1220 Business Office 




10,566 


52,365 


52,440 


1230 Student Services 






106,869 


107,615 


2100 Supervision 


36,148 


37,663 


40,087 


39,299 


2200 Principals 


331,001 


362,183 


360,304 


364,350 


2300 Teaching '. 


3,090,356 


3,068,732 


3,245,305 


3,271,238 


2400 Textbooks 


23,303 


20,526 


35,800 


43,452 


2500 Library 


143,918 


152,907 


136,550 


138,247 


2600 Visual 


15,986 


12,143 


16,671 


12,272 


2700 Guidance 


155,076 


209,937 


162,978 


162,659 


3 100 Attendance 


14,345 


14,740 


15,444 


16,896 


3200 Health 


47,403 


50,310 


50,794 


52,978 


3310 Operation of Buses 


74,510 


80,409 


77,500 


81,075 


3350 Maintenance of Buses 


14,250 


18,883 


15,500 


18,500 


3370 Contracted Carriers 


37,575 


38,797 


38,154 


41,970 


35 10 Athletics 


78,319 


73,713 


82,798 


85,619 


3520 Student Activities 


12,734 


11,283 


13,380 


13,380 


4110 Custodial 


260,559 


268,734 


274,226 


290,483 


4120 Heat 


62,200 


62,879 


62,200 


62,200 


4130 Utilities 


105,600 


108,497 


108,600 


114,300 


4210 Maintenance/Grounds 


11,000 


10,807 


11,000 


10,000 


4220 Maintenance/Buildings 


89,805 


89,309 


105,201 


117,770 



38 



Dept. 
No. 





Expended 








and 






Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


ppropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


4230 Equip/Maint/Repair 1 1 , 899 


12,160 


12,565 


12,355 


5200 Fixed Expenditures 39,600 


28,504 


20,124 


2,800 


7200 Improvement/Buildings 1 , 1 00 


1,080 






7300 Acquisition/Equipment 17,096 


16,942 


21,127 


28,669 


7400 Replacement/Equipment 1 8, 1 76 


12,405 


17,504 


28,552 


9300 Other Than Public 295,763 


260,445 


299,865 


288,532 



TOTAL LOCAL SCHOOL 


5,294,783 


5,294,781 


5,538,263 


5,615,212 


S.S ./Regional School 










Assessment 


32,164 


31,024 


20,487 


20,993 


TOTAL SCHOOLS 


5,326,947 


5,325,805 


5,558,750 


5,636,205 


300 HIGHWAY 










Highway: 










Personal Services 


138,900 


138,462 


144,420 


146,672 


General Expenses 


65,567 


65,259 


59,227 


56,975 


Snow Removal 


45,000 


80,651 


45,000 


45,000 




44,000 


47,072 


45,500 


50,000 


Garage Expenses 


2,850 


2,475 


2,850 


2,850 


Salt Shed 


400 


55 


400 


400 


TOTAL HIGHWAYS & 










STREETS 


296,717 


333,974 


297,397 


301,897 


SANITATION 










403 Landfill: 










Personal Services 


55,252 


54,525 


57,419 


57,420 


General Expenses 


191,260 


191,260 


244,168 


216,241 


Capital Outlay 


12,070 


7,870 






Lease/Purchase Equipment 


18,010 


18,009 


15,409 


15,409 


Recycling: 










Recycling Expenses 


5,800 


5,453 






Engineering Services 


2,100 


2,100 


2,100 


2,100 


407 Sewer: 










Personal Services 


10,741 


9,614 


8,716 


3,674 


General Expenses 


134,908 


134,604 


141,574 


146,618 


Capital Outlay 


18,500 


18,500 


4,773 


4,773 


TOTAL SANITATION 


448,641 


441,935 


474,159 


446,235 



OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL 

481 Historical Commission: 

General Expenses 

482 Common Historical District: 

General Expenses 

483 Town Archivist: 

Personal Services 



85 


73 


100 


100 


85 


85 


85 


85 


1,250 


1,250 


500 


500 


39 









Expended 
and 
Dept. Appropriated Encumbered Appropriated Recommended 

No. Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1991 Fiscal 1992 



487 Conservation Commission: 








Personal Services 


10,407 


10,407 


14,069 


General Expenses 


2,060 


9,677 


2,070 





TOTAL OTHER 












ENVIRONMENTAL 


13,887 


21,492 


16,824 


19,82 




HUMAN SERVICES 










501 


Board of Health: 












Personal Services 


61,871 


61,517 


66,715 


68,81 




General Expenses 


33,155 


32,022 


34,225 


• 32,12 




Capital Outlay 


3,573 


3,551 






503 


Social Service League: 












General Expenses 


21,629 


21,629 


29,702 


29,85 


531 


Council on Aging: 












Personal Services 


22,727 


22,727 


28,393 


29,95 




General Expenses 


6,165 


6,152 


5,315 


3,83 




Capital Outlay 


380 


378 








Senior Center 


5,500 


5,500 


4,000 


4,00 


551 


Veterans' Services: 












Personal Services 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


1,60 




General Expenses 


5,200 


4,355 


5,200 


5,20 


560 


Fair Housing Committee: 












General Expenses 


120 




120 


10 


571 


Cemeteries: 












Personal Services 


14,532 


14,532 


15,002 


14,93 




General Expenses 


869 


866 


829 


83 




Personal Services Trust Fund 


7,047 


7,047 


7,500 


7,74 




Central Cemetery 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


1,47 


580 


Handicapped Commission: 
General Expenses 








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TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 


185,843 


183,351 


200,076 


200,58 



CULTURE & RECREATION 

601 Library: 

Personal Services 172,861 169,698 179,596 

General Expenses 40,680 41,558 44,963 

621 Recreation: 

Personal Services 56,624 56,623 60,726 

General Expenses 3,725 3,709 3,725 

643 Celebrations: 

General Expenses 1,800 1,800 1,710 



TOTAL CULTURE & 
RECREATION 



275,690 



273,388 



290,720 



40 



Expended 
and 
Dept. Appropriated Encumbered Appropriated Recommended 

No. Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1991 Fiscal 1992 



700 DEBT SERVICE 










Debt Service: 










Maturing Debt-Principal 


266,358 


263,798 


269,050 


322,350 


Interest 


212,949 


177,614 


234,245 


256,070 



TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 


479,307 


441,412 


503,295 


578,420 


WATER DEPT.-SELF 










SUPPORTING 










Personal Services 


272,677 


249,468 


253,512 


253,095 


General Expenses 


165,369 


136,433 


157,204 


148,868 


Capital Outlay 


16,000 


5,140 


10,000 


9,000 


Norfolk Retirement Systt 


im 39,711 


39,711 


42,983 


39,134 


Insurance Expenses 


43,093 


36,445 


41,543 


49,335 












Maturing Debt 


114,500 


114,935 


134,500 


251,200 


Interest 


123,990 


126,914 


120,458 


318,109 


Loan Payment to General Fund 30,000 


30,000 


20,000 


20,000 


TOTAL WATER DEPT. 


834,826 


768,353 


814,652 


1,116,447 


GRAND TOTAL 


$ 12,156,363 


$11,944,560 


$12,461,531 


$12,973,807 


BUDGET ARTICLE 











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APPENDIX B 

CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOTMENTS 

Other than Schools 

NOTE: The term Capital Outlay covers an expenditure of $200.00 or more for equip- 
ment or of S500.00 or more for the reconstruction or establishment of a physical better- 
ment, the useful life of which is expected to exceed two years. Separate line appropria- 
tions are shown for these items since they represent special and specific allotments and 
are intended to be expended solely for the purposes indicated. 

July 1, 1991 
June 30, 1992 Total 

Town Accountant: 

Personal computer 4,000.00 

Police: 

Two police cruisers 30,700.00 

Tree & Park: 

Lawn mower engine 900.00 

Wire: 

Outer fire alarm case 325.00 

Four 6 volt alarm batteries 500.00 

Fire alarm board _J_P.:99. 1 ,250.00 

Sewer: 
Equipment 4,773.00 

$41,623.00 

Water Dept: 

Engineering Services $9,000.00 

Totals = i5Q,62y}g 

MOTION is adopted. 



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We recessed for lunch at 12:45 p.m. and reconvened at 1:40 p.m. 

ARTICLE 4. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the Personnel 
Committee, and to see if the Town will vote to amend its Personnel Classification Bylaw 
Schedule by adopting or amending as heretofore adopted and to raise and appropriate a 
sum of money necessary to pay the increases in compensation according to any amend- 
ments to the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule for the ensuing fiscal year. 

SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES - FISCAL 1992 

SCHEDULE 1 

COMPENSATION PLAN 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

FISCAL 1992 

STEP RATES 



PAY GRADE Min 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 



Hourly 


6.48 


6.85 


7.24 


7.63 


8.01 


8.42 


8.81 


35 Hrs. 


226.80 


239.75 


253.40 


267.05 


280.35 


294.70 


308.35 


40 Hrs. 


259.20 


274.00 


289.60 


305.20 


320.40 


336.80 


352.40 


Hourly 


6.98 


7.40 


7.83 


8.24 


8.67 


9.06 


9.50 


35 Hrs. 


244.30 


259.00 


274.05 


288.40 


303.45 


317.10 


332.50 


40 Hrs. 


279.20 


296.00 


313.20 


329.60 


346.80 


362.40 


380.00 


Hourly 


7.54 


8.00 


8.45 


8.89 


9.33 


9.80 


10.27 


35 Hrs. 


263.90 


280.00 


295.75 


311.15 


326.55 


343.00 


359.45 


40 Hrs. 


301.60 


320.00 


338.00 


355.60 


373.20 


392.00 


410.80 


Hourly 


8.16 


8.63 


9.14 


9.61 


10.10 


10.60 


11.09 


35 Hrs. 


285.60 


302.05 


319.90 


336.35 


353.50 


371.00 


388.15 


40 Hrs. 


326.40 


345.20 


365.60 


384.40 


404.00 


424.00 


443.60 


Hourly 


8.81 


9.32 


9.87 


10.37 


10.91 


11.44 


11.98 


35 Hrs. 


308.35 


326.20 


345.45 


362.95 


381.85 


400.40 


419.30 


40 Hrs. 


352.40 


372.80 


394.80 


414.80 


436.40 


457.60 


479.20 


Hourly 


9.51 


10.05 


10.64 


11.20 


11.74 


12.35 


12.93 


35 Hrs. 


332.85 


351.75 


372.40 


392.00 


410.90 


432.25 


452.55 


40 Hrs. 


380.40 


402.00 


425.60 


448.00 


469.60 


494.00 


517.20 


Hourly 


10.26 


10.88 


11.47 


12.10 


12.72 


13.34 


13.94 


35 Hrs. 


359.10 


380.80 


401.45 


423.50 


445.20 


466.90 


487.90 


40 Hrs. 


410.40 


435.20 


458.80 


484.00 


508.80 


533.60 


557.60 


Hourly 


11.07 


11.73 


12.40 


13.08 


13.75 


14.40 


15.07 


35 Hrs. 


387.45 


410.55 


434.00 


457.80 


481.25 


504.00 


527.45 


40 Hrs. 


442.80 


469.20 


496.00 


523.20 


550.00 


476.00 


602.80 



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PAY GRADE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 



M 



N 



O 



Hourly 


11.96 


12.68 


13.39 


14.12 


14.83 


15.55 


16.27 


35 Hrs. 


418.60 


443.80 


468.65 


494.20 


519.05 


544.25 


569.45 


40 Hrs. 


478.40 


507.20 


535.60 


564.80 


593.20 


622.00 


650.80 


Hourly 


12.92 


13.69 


14.45 


15.22 


16.00 


16.81 


17.59 


35 Hrs. 


452.20 


479.15 


505.75 


532.70 


560.00 


588.35 


615.65 


40 Hrs. 


516.80 


547.60 


578.00 


608.80 


640.00 


672.40 


703.60 


Hourly 


13.95 


14.79 


15.61 


16.48 


17.29 


18.14 


18.98 


35 Hrs. 


488.25 


517.65 


546.35 


576.80 


605.15 


634.90 


664.30 


40 Hrs. 


558.00 


591.60 


624.40 


659.20 


691.60 


725.60 


759.20 


Hourly 


15.08 


15.99 


16.89 


17.80 


18.72 


19.61 


20.50 


35 Hrs. 


527.80 


559.65 


591.15 


623.00 


655.20 


686.35 


717.50 


40 Hrs. 


603.20 


639.60 


675.60 


712.00 


748.80 


784.40 


820.00 


Hourly 


16.27 


17.26 


18.22 


19.20 


20.19 


21.18 


22.16 


35 Hrs. 


569.45 


604.10 


637.70 


672.00 


706.65 


741.30 


775.60 


40 Hrs. 


650.80 


690.40 


728.80 


768.00 


807.60 


847.20 


886.40 


Hourly 


17.57 


18.62 


19.68 


20.74 


21.78 


22.86 


23.92 


35 Hrs. 


614.95 


651.70 


688.80 


725.90 


762.30 


800.10 


837.20 


40 Hrs. 


702.80 


744.80 


787.20 


829.60 


871.20 


914.40 


956.80 


Hourly 


18.98 


20.13 


21.26 


22.41 


23.57 


24.70 


25.83 


35 Hrs. 


664.30 


704.55 


744.10 


784.35 


824.95 


864.50 


904.05 


40 Hrs. 


759.20 


805.20 


850.40 


896.40 


942.80 


988.00 


1,033.20 



44 



SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES - FISCAL 1992 
LIST OF DEPARTMENTS 







Positions 


Schedule 


Department 


Pay Group 


Authorized 




Accounting 








Town Accountant 


Contract 






Ass't Accountant 


E 






Accounting Clerk 


D 






Assessors, Board of 








Admin. Ass't 


F 






Senior Clerk 


D 






Building Inspector & Zoning Officer 


K 






Senior Clerk 


D 






Clerk, Town 








Ass't Town Clerk 


E 






Clerk/Typist 


B 






Conservation 








Secretary 


E 






Council on Aging Director 


H 






Outreach Worker 


D 






Custodian, Town Hall 


D 






Fire 








Fire Chief 


Contract 






Captain 


FS-11 


4 


5 


Private 


FS-9 


20 


5 


Senior Clerk 


D 







Harbor 








Harbormaster 


I 


1 




Health, Board of 








Health Agent 


L 


1 




Admin. Sec. 


F 


1 




Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


1 




Recycling/Transfer Facility Manager 


I 


1 




Recycling Monitor 


B 







Highway 








Working foreman 


H 


1 




Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


2 




Truck Driver/Utility Worker 


D 


2 




Library 








Chief Librarian 


M 


1 




Planning Board 








Secretary 


E 


1 




Police 








Police chief 


Contract 






Sergeant 


PS-11 


4 


4 


Patrolman 


PS-9 


13 


4 


Senior Clerk 


D 


1 


1 


Recreation 








Director 


J 


1 


1 


Selectmen, Board of 








Executive Secretary 


Contract 


1 




Admin. Secretary 


F 


1 


1 


Secy/Receptionist 


D 


1 


1 



Hours 



35 
20 

35 
35 

20 

35 
25 

20 
35 
18 
35 



42 
42 



40 



40 
40 
40 



40 
40 

40 



20 



37.5 

37.5 

20 



40 

35 



45 



Department 




Positions J 


>che< 




Pay Group 


Authorized 




Sewer 








Superintendent 


L 







Secretary 


E 


1 




Utility Worker 


C 







Operator 


F 







Treasurer/Collector 








Ass't Town Treasurer 


E 


1 




Assistant Collector 


F 


1 




Accounting Clerk 


D 







Tree & Park 








Superintendent 


J 


1 




Tree Climber 


F 


1 




Skilled Utility Worker 


D 


1 




Skilled Utility Worker-Cemetery 


D 


1 




Water 








Superintendent 


N 


1 




Water Supervisor 


K 


1 




Plant Foreman 


H 


1 




Water Plant Operator/Lab Dir. 


F 


1 




Heavy Equipment Operator,Meter Insp. 


G 


1 




S ecy /Ace 't Clerk 


E 


1 




Water Plant Operator 


E 


1 




Water Service Operator 


E 


2 




Accounting Clerk 


D 


1 




Wire 








Superintendent 


K 


1 




Electrician/Inspector 


H 


1 




Zoning Board of Appeals 








Secretary 


E 





1 


SCHEDULE NO. 2 (Part-Time Positions) 


ANNUAL 







Hours 



Veterans' Agent 

Member, Board of Registrars 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Director of Civil Defense 

Shellfish Constable 

Dog Officer 

North Cohasset Beechwood Cemeteries 
Assistant Harbormaster 
Night Patrol-Harbor 
Casual Labor 

1st Step 

2nd Step 

Max. Step 
Skilled Casual Labor 
Election Officers 
Election Clerk 
Election Warden 
Summer Patrolman 



HOURLY 



35 
35 



40 
40 
40 
40 



40 
40 
40 
40 
35 
40 
40 
20 

40 
20 



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Department Pay Group Positions Schedule Hours 

Authorized 

Matron Police 

1st Step 6.70 

2nd Step 7.10 

Max. Step 7.50 

Deputy Building Inspector/Zoning Officer Pay Group H-l 

Recreation Dept. Clerk 

1st Step 4.25 

2nd Step 4.75 

Max. Step 5.25 

Library Pages 

1st Step 4.25 

2nd Step 4.75 

Max. Step 5.25 

Recording Secretary /Board of Selectmen 7.50 

SCHEDULE NO. 3 (Part-Time Positions) 

Constable - per notice 15.00 

SCHEDULE NO. 4 (Informational Only 

ANNUAL 

Police Department (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

SCHEDULE NO. 5 (Informational Only 

ANNUAL 

Fire Department (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

SCHEDULE NO. 6 (Informational Only) 

Library (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement-Negotiations in Progress) 

EXEMPT POSITIONS (According to Fair Labor Standards Act) 

Building Inspector 

Council on Aging Director 

Health Agent 

Librarian, Chief 

Recreation Director 

Water Plant Superintendent 

Water Supervisor 



47 



COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

BY-LAW 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 



Department 


Personal Services 


3 


Selectment's Office 


4 


Executive Secretary 


15 


Election and Town Meetings 


25 


Town Accountant 


29 


Assessors 


35 


Treasurer-Collector's Office 


39 


Town Clerk 


63 


Planning Board 


65 


Town Hall 


101 


Police -Clerical 


109 


Tree and Park 


111 


Harbor 


113 


Building Inspector's Office 


121 


Wire Department 


300 


Highway 


403 


Landfill 


407 


Sewer 


487 


Conservation 


501 


Board of Health 


531 


Council on Aging 


571 


Cemeteries 


601 


Library 


621 


Recreation 



Water (From Water Revenue) 
Grand Total 



% Increase 

$1,356.00 

1,563.00 

293.00 

2,033.00 

3,278.00 

1,375.00 

636.00 

294.00 

587.00 

327.00 

2,524.00 

863.00 

1,222.00 

1,573.00 

3,006.00 

1,691.00 

110.00 

520.00 

2,048.00 

897.00 

671.00 

1,363.00 

1,069.00 

29,299.00 

6,873.00 

$36,172.00 



ARTICLE 4 

Moved: That the report and recommendations of the Personnel Committee with 
respect to amending the Personnel Classification By-Law Schedule be and hereby is 
amended as heretofore adopted; any position existing prior hereto not referred to in the 
Schedule shall continue to be compensated at the rate set forth in the 1991 Salary and 
Rate Schedule incorporated in Article 4 of the Warrant for the 1990 Annual Town Meet- 
ing and to meet the pay increases set forth in the amended Schedule for the ensuing fiscal 
year, the sum of Twenty-Six Thousand Eleven and no/100 ($26,011.00) Dollars be appro- 
priated to be credited to the personnel services and expense appropriation accounts 
affected in accordance with the attached schedule; and to meet the appropriation,* the 
sum of Twenty Thousand One Hundred and Eight and no/100 ($20,108.00) Dollars be 
raised and appropriated by taxation and the balance of Five Thousand Nine Hundred 
Three and no/100 ($5,903.00) Dollars be transferred from water revenue. 

* subject to the passage of a referendum question pursuant to Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C (g). 



48 



SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES-FISCAL 1992 

SCHEDULE 1 

COMPENSATION PLAN 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

FISCAL 1992 

STEP RATES 



A 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


B 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


C 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


D 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


E 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


F 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


G 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


H 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


I 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


J 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


K 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 



Min 



1st 



2nd 



3rd 



4th 



5th 



6th 



6.48 


6.85 


7.24 


7.63 


8.01 


8.42 


8.81 


226.80 


239.75 


253.40 


267.05 


280.35 


294.70 


308.35 


259.20 


274.00 


289.60 


305.20 


320.40 


336.80 


352.40 


6.98 


7.40 


7.83 


8.24 


8.67 


9.06 


9.50 


244.30 


259.00 


274.05 


288.40 


303.45 


317.10 


332.50 


279.20 


296.00 


313.20 


329.60 


346.80 


362.40 


380.00 


7.54 


8.00 


8.45 


8.89 


9.33 


9.80 


10.27 


263.90 


280.00 


295.75 


311.15 


326.55 


343.00 


359.45 


301.60 


320.00 


338.00 


355.60 


373.20 


392.00 


410.80 


8.16 


8.63 


9.14 


9.61 


10.10 


10.60 


11.09 


285.60 


302.05 


319.90 


336.35 


353.50 


371.00 


388.15 


326.40 


345.20 


365.60 


384.40 


404.00 


424.00 


443.60 


8.81 


9.32 


9.87 


10.37 


10.91 


11.44 


11.98 


308.35 


326.20 


345.45 


362.95 


381.85 


400.40 


419.30 


352.40 


372.80 


394.80 


414.80 


436.40 


457.60 


479.20 


9.51 


10.05 


10.64 


11.20 


11.74 


12.35 


12.93 


332.85 


351.75 


372.40 


392.00 


410.90 


432.25 


452.55 


380.40 


402.00 


425.60 


448.00 


469.60 


494.00 


517.20 


10.26 


10.88 


11.47 


12.10 


12.72 


13.34 


13.94 


359.10 


380.80 


401.45 


423.50 


445.20 


466.90 


487.90 


410.40 


435.20 


458.80 


484.00 


508.80 


533.60 


557.60 


11.07 


11.73 


12.40 


13.08 


13.75 


14.40 


15.07 


387.45 


410.55 


434.00 


457.80 


481.25 


504.00 


527.45 


442.80 


469.20 


496.00 


523.20 


550.00 


476.00 


602.80 


11.96 


12.68 


13.39 


14.12 


14.83 


15.55 


16.27 


418.60 


443.80 


468.65 


494.20 


519.05 


544.25 


569.45 


478.40 


507.20 


535.60 


564.80 


593.20 


622.00 


650.80 


12.92 


13.69 


14.45 


15.22 


16.00 


16.81 


17.59 


452.20 


479.15 


505.75 


532.70 


560.00 


588.35 


615.65 


516.80 


547.60 


578.00 


608.80 


640.00 


672.40 


703.60 


13.95 


14.79 


15.61 


16.48 


17.29 


18.14 


18.98 


488.25 


517.65 


546.35 


576.80 


605.15 


634.90 


664.30 


558.00 


591.60 


624.40 


659.20 


691.60 


725.60 


759.20 



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>AY 


GRADE 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


L 


Hourly 


15.08 


15.99 


16.89 


17.80 


18.72 


19.61 


20.50 




35 Hrs. 


527.80 


559.65 


591.15 


623.00 


655.20 


686.35 


717.50 




40 Hrs. 


603.20 


639.60 


675.60 


712.00 


748.80 


784.40 


820.00 


M 


Hourly 


16.27 


17.26 


18.22 


19.20 


20.19 


21.18 


22.16 




35 Hrs. 


569.45 


604.10 


637.70 


672.00 


706.65 


741.30 


775.60 




40 Hrs. 


650.80 


690.40 


728.80 


768.00 


807.60 


847.20 


886.40 


N 


Hourly 


17.57 


18.62 


19.68 


20.74 


21.78 


22.86 


23.92 




35 Hrs. 


614.95 


651.70 


688.80 


725.90 


762.30 


800.10 


837.20 




40 Hrs. 


702.80 


744.80 


787.20 


829.60 


871.20 


914.40 


956.80 


O 


Hourly 


18.98 


20.13 


21.26 


22.41 


23.57 


24.70 


25.83 




35 Hrs. 


664.30 


704.55 


744.10 


784.35 


824.95 


864.50 


904.05 




40 Hrs. 


759.20 


805.20 


850.40 


896.40 


942.80 


988.00 


1,033.20 



SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES - FISCAL 1992 
LIST OF DEPARTMENTS 



Department 


Pay Group 


Positions 
Authorized 


Accounting 






Town Accountant 


Contract 


1 


Assessors, Board of 






Building Inspector & Zoning Officer 


K 


1 


Clerk, Town 






Conservation 






Council on Aging Director 


H 


1 


Outreach Worker 


D 


1 


Fire 






Fire Chief 


Contract 




Captain 


FS-11 


4 


Private 


FS-9 


20 


Harbor 






Harbormaster 


I 


1 


Health, Board of 






Health Agent 


L 


1 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


1 


Recycling/Transfer Facility Manager 


I 


1 


Recycling Monitor 


B 





Highway 






Working Foreman 


H 


1 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


2 


Truck Driver/Utility Worker 


D 


2 


Library 






Chief Librarian 


M 


1 


Planning Board 


- 




Secretary 


E 


1 


Police 






Police Chief 


Contract 




Sergeant 


PS-11 


4 


Patrolman 


PS-9 


13 


Recreation 






Director 


J 


1 



Schedule 



Hours 



35 
18 



42 

42 

40 



40 
40 



40 
40 
40 



20 



37.5 
37.5 



50 



Department 


Pay Group 


Positions Schedule Hou 






Authorized 




Selectmen, Board of 








Executive Secretary 


Contract 


1 




Admin. Secretary 


F 


1 1 


40 


Secy/Receptionist 


D 


1 1 


35 


Sewer 








Superintendent 


L 


1 




Utility Worker 


C 


1 




Operator 


F 


1 




Treasurere/Co 1 lector 








Tree & Park 








Superintendent 


J 


1 1 


40 


Tree Climber 


F 


1 1 


40 


Skilled Utility Worker 


D 


1 1 


40 


Skilled Utility Worker-Cemetery 


D 


1 1 


40 


Water 








Superintendent 


N 


1 1 




Water Supervisor 


K 


1 1 


40 


Plant Foreman 


H 


1 1 


40 


Water Plant Operator/Lab Dir. 


F 


1 1 


40 


Heavy Equipment Operator, Meter Insp. G 


1 1 


40 


Water Plant Operator 


E 


1 1 


40 


Water Service Operator 


E 


2 1 


40 


Wire 








Superintendent 


K 


1 1 


40 


Electrician/Inspector 


H 


1 1 


20 


Zoning Board of Appeals 








SCHEDULE NO. 2 (Part-time Positions) 


ANNUAL 







Veterans' Agent 

Member, Board of Registrars 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Director of Civil Service 

Shellfish Constable 

Dog Officer 

North Cohasset Beechwood Cemeteries 
Assistant Harbormaster 
Night Patrol-HarboR 
Casual Labor 

1st Step 

2nd Step 

Max. Step 
Skilled Casual Labor 
Election Officers 
Election Clerk 
Election Warden 
Summer Patrolman 



HOURLY 



SI, 600. 
326. 
750. 
200. 
500. 
4,580. 

5.50 
6.50 
5.50 

5.50 
5.80 
6.10 
6.50 
5.00 
550 
6.00 
6.50 



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Department 



Pay Group Positions Schedule 
Authorized 



Hours 



Matron Police 

1st Step 

2nd Step 

Max. Step 
Deputy Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 
Recreation Dept. Clerk 

1st Step 

2nd Step 

Max. Step 
Library Pages 
1st Step 
2nd Step 
Max. Step 
Recording Secretary /Board of Selectmen 

SCHEDULE NO. 3 (Part-Time Positions 
Constable-per notice 

SCHEDULE NO. 4 (Informational Only) 

ANNUAL 

Police Department (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

SCHEDULE NO. 5 (Informational Only 

ANNUAL 

Fire Department (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

SCHEDULE NO. 6 (Informational Only) 

Library (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement-Negotiations in Progress) 

EXEMPT POSITIONS (According to Fair Labor Standards Act) 

Building Inspector 

Council on Aging Director 

Health Agent 

Librarian, Chief 

Recreation Director 

Water Plant Superintendent 

Water Supervisor 



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COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
BY-LAW IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 



3 


Selectmen's Office 


4 


Executive Secretary 


15 


Election and Town Meetings 


25 


Town Accountant 


29 


Assessors 


35 


Treasurer-Collector's Office 


39 


Town Clerk 


63 


Planning Board 


65 


Town Hall 


101 


Police-Clerical 


109 


Tree and Park 


111 


Harbor 


113 


Building Inspector's Office 


121 


Wire Department 


300 


Highway 


403 


Landfill 


407 


Sewer 


487 


Conservation 


501 


Board oF Health 


531 


Council on Aging 


571 


Cemeteries 


601 


Library 


621 


Recreation 



1 Water (From Water Revenue) 
Grand Total 



9 Increase 

$1,356.00 

1,551.00 

293.00 

1,062.00 



2,524.00 


863.00 


938.00 


1,573.00 


3,006.00 


1,691.00 


1,251.00 


897.00 


671.00 


1,363.00 


1,0890.00 


20,108.00 


5,903.00 


S 26,011.00 



The Moderator questioned the voice vote and called for a hand count. A hand count 
was taken. Yes 65, No 47. MOTION is adopted. 

Article 5. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the Selectmen 
with respect to the salaries of Elected Town Officials and to see if the Town will vote to 
accept the recommendations by recommending and adopting or amending and adopting 
the Schedule heretofore accepted and adopted and to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money necessary to pay for the increases in the salaries of the Treasurer/Collector, the 
Town Clerk, and Highway Surveyor for the ensuing fiscal year. 



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SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 
(for information only-not subject to compensation plan) 

Annual Rates 
Job Title Fiscal 1991 

Town Clerk 32,122.00 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 329.00 

Highway Surveyor 33,918.00 

Moderator 1.00 

Treasurer/Collector 33,918.00 

Selectmen 5,500.00 

Assessors 3/700.00 

109,488.00 

SCHEDULE 2 
COSTS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL RATES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 
Department Elected Officials-Personal Services 1,018.00 

35 Treasurer-collector Salary 2,509.00 

39 Town Clerk 1,018.00 

300 Highway Surveyor — - -— 

$4,545.00 

MOVED: That the report and recommendation of the Board of Selectmen be and 
hereby is accepted and the following Salary Schedule for Elected Town Officials be, and 
hereby is, adjusted, accepted and substituted for the schedule heretofore adjusted and that 
the sum of Four Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Five and no/100 ($4,545.00) Dollars be, 
and hereby is raised and appropriated by taxation to pay for the increase of salaries of the 
Town Clerk, Treasurer/Collector and Highway Surveyor as set forth in the substitute 
schedule for the ensuing fiscal year, and this amount is to be credited to the Salary Appro- 
priation Accounts effected in accordance with the attached schedule. This motion is con- 
tingent upon the passage of a referendum question pursuant to Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(g). 

SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 
(for information only-not subject to compensation plan) 

Annual Rates 
Job Title Fiscal 1991 

Town Clerk $34,631.00 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 329.00 

Treasurer-Collector 34,936.00 

Highway Surveyor 34,936.00 

Moderator 1.00 

Board of Selectmen 

Chairman 1,500.00 

Members (4) at $ 1 ,000.00 4,000.00 

Board of Assessors 

Chairman 1,300.00 

Members (2) at $ 1 ,200.00 2.400.00 

$114,033.00 



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SCHEDULE 2 
COSTS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL RATES OF ELECTED 
OFFICIALS 
Department Elected Officials-Personal Services] 

35 Treasurer-Collector Salary 1,018.00 

39 Town Clerk 2,509.00 

300 Highway Surveyor 1.018.00 

$4,545.00 



MOTION is adopted. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to assume liability in the manner provided in 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 91, Section 29 for all damages that may be 
incurred by work to be performed by the Department of Public Works of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts for the improvements, developments, maintenance and protec- 
tion of tidal and non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, and foreshores, along 
public beaches, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 91, Section 11, 
and authorize the Selectmen to execute a bond of indemnity therefor to the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts. 

MOVED: That the Town assume liability in the manner provided in Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 91, Section 29 for all damages that may be incurred by work to be 
performed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for the improvements, development, maintenance and protection of tidal and non-tidal 
rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, and foreshores along public beaches, in accor- 
dance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 91, Section 11, and that the Selectmen 
be authorized to execute a bond of indemnity therefor to the Commonwealth of Mas- 
sachusetts. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Rev- 
enue of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1991, in accordance with the provisions of Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable 
within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for any period less than 
one year in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

MOVED: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Revenue of the fiscal 
year beginning July 1, 1991, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within one year, 
and to renew any note or notes as may be given for any period less than one year in 
accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell at 
private or public sale a portion of the real property improved by the Bates Building 
located at 43 Elm Street, which is shown as a portion of Parcel 16 on Assessors' Map, a 
copy of a portion of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, 
"Plan Article 8," or alternatively to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease such prop- 
erty for a term of years on terms and conditions they deem in the best interest of the 
Town. 



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MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to sell, subject to appropriate 
approval by the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals, at private or public j 
sale a portion of the real property improved by the Bates Building located at 43 Elm 
Street, which is shown as a portion of Parcel 16 on Assessors' Map 27, a copy of a por- 
tion of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, "Plan Article 8." 
Amendment to Article 8 by the Advisory Board. 

By striking it in its entirety - and replacing it with the following: To authorize the 
Town, through the Board of Selectmen, to sell at public auction a portion of the real prop- 
erty improved by the Bates Building located at 43 Elm Street, which is shown as a por- 
tion of Parcel 16 on Assessors' Map 27, a copy of a portion of which is on file with the 
Office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Plan Article 8," said property to be sold at a min- 
imum bid of SI 25, 000.00. 

Amendment to Advisory Board's Amendment offered by John Seavey. 

"and if this property is not sold in this manner within a period of one year that it be 
transferred to South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Inc. under the terms of their December 
3, 1990 proposal to the Selectmen and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes 
and regulations." 

Mr. Seavey withdrew his amendment. 
Amendment to Article 8 as offered by the Advisory Board. 
Amendment was defeated. 

A 2/3 vote is required for passage. Hand count was called for under the main motion 
to Article 8. Yes 137, No 13. 
Main motion is adopted. 
Resolution offered by John Seavey: 

RESOLVED: That the Board of Selectmen, subject to compliance with all statutory 
requirements for the sale of municipal real property, convey the Bates Building to South 
Shore Habitat for Humanity, Inc. as described in Article 8 of the warrant for the 1991 
Annual Town Meeting on said terms and conditions as the Selectmen deem reasonable 
including the sale for the sum of one (SI) dollar, subject to further condition that the 
grantee pay all legal and ensuing costs of such transfer and the cost of all permits. 

Resolution is adopted. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars 
to be used to paint the exterior of the old Town Hall and do related exterior repairs; the 
sum so raised and appropriated or transferred to be expended under the direction of the 
Board of Selectmen. 

MOVED: Contingent upon the passage of a referendum question pursuant to Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(g), the Town raise and appropriate 
from taxation the sum of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars to be used to 
paint the exterior of the old Town Hall and do related exterior repairs; the sum so raised 
and appropriated to be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

MOTION adopted unanimously. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of One Hundrd Fifty Thousand and no/100 
($150,000.00) Dollars to purchase the real property improved by the Eastern Edison 
Maintenance Garage and related structures located on North Main Street, which property 
is shown as Parcel 22 on Assessors' Map 14, a copy of a portion of which is on file with 
the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, "Plan Article 10." 

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MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from 
available funds a sum of money to be added to the stabilization Fund. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XI of the General Bylaws, 
Personnel Classification and Compensation Plan, by deleting Subsection (k) of Section 6 
and substituting in its place the following Subsection (k): 

(k) Insurance 

The Town and Employee will share in the cost of health and life insurance benefits. 
Employees working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week on a year-round basis are 
entitled to join the Town's group insurance program. Optional term life insurance, in 
addition to the Town's basic policy, is available to employees at a reasonable cost, with 
the cost borne one hundred (100%) percent by the Employee through payroll deduction. 

MOVED: That Article XI of the General Bylaws, PERSONNEL CLASSIFICA- 
TION AND COMPENSATION PLAN, be amended by deleting Subsection (k) of Section 
6 and substituting in its place the following subsection (k). 

(k) Insurance 

The Town and Employee will share in the cost of health and life insurance benefits. 
Employees working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week on a year-round basis are 
entitled to join the Town's group insurance program. Optional term life insurance, in 
addition to the Town's basic policy, is available to employees at a reasonable cost, with 
the cost borne one hundred (100%) percent by the Employee through payroll deduction. 

MOTION is voted unanimously. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article I of the General Bylaws, 
INTRODUCTION, by adding to Section 3 thereof, a new Subsection (v) which shall read 
as follows: 

(v) A majority of the members of an appointed committee present at a duly consti- 
tuted meeting of the committee may vote to petition in writing the Board of Selectmen or 
other appointing authority to remove a member who is absent from four (4) consecutive 
meetings of the committee without the permission of its chairman. The Board of Select- 
men or other appointing authority shall have the authority to remove an appointed com- 
mittee member who has been so absent, shall act on the petition within fifteen (15) days 
of its receipt and shall forthwith notify the chairman of the petitioning committee, the 
committee member who is the subject of the petition, and the Town Clerk of its action. 

MOVED: That Article I of the General Bylaws, INTRODUCTION, be amended by 
adding to Section 3 thereof, a new Subsection (v) which shall read as follows: 

(v) A majority of the members of an appointed committee present at a duly consti- 
tuted meeting of the committee may vote to petition in writing the Board of Selectmen or 
other appointing authority to remove a member who is absent from four (4) consecutive 
meetings of the committee without the permission of its chairman. The Board of Select- 
men or other appointing authority shall have the authority to remove an appointed com- 
mittee member who has been so absent; shall act on the petition within fifteen (15) days 
of its receipt and shall forthwith notify the chairman of the petitioning committee, the 
committee member who is the subject of the petition, and the Town Clerk of its action. 

MOTION adopted unanimously. 



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Resolution offered by Martha Gjesteby, Member of the Board of Selectmen 

Cohasset Town Meeting Resolution: 

In the Matter of the Potential Expansion of the Cohasset Heights, 

Ltd. Sanitary Landfill for the Receipt of Septage Sludge 

and General Refuse 

RESOLVED, that the Town of Cohasset, in the County of Norfolk, acting through its 

annual 1991 Town Meeting assembled, expresses its firm opposition to any and all plans, 

proposals, or actions which would result in the expansion of the legally permitted scope 

of activities, site assignments, zoning restrictions, and/or other regulations binding upon a 

sanitary landfill facility located in said Town of Cohasset known as Cohasset Heights, 

Ltd. (CHL, hereinafter). 

Such expanded activities which the Town expresses its opposition to include: 

1 . The receipt for disposal, transfer, incineration, and/or processing by CHL of pub- 
lic sewage and/or septage sludge, screenings, or grit generated by the operations of the 
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (the MWRA, hereinafter) and/or by other pub- 
lic or private entities. 

2. The receipt by CHL of commercial, general, industrial, special, medical, toxic, 
and/or low level radioactive waste not now permitted by federal, state, or local regula- 
tions applicable to CHL and previously issued by administrative agencies and/or courts of 
competent jurisdiction. 

3. The expansion of the acreage and/or disposal areas or functions of CHL over and 
above those areas and functions permitted to date. 

The Town hereby expresses its steadfast intention, through this Resolution and other 
action, to continue to protect from all harm, corruption, and pollution the surface and 
ground water resources adjacent to CHL, particularly those that drain and otherwise dis- 
charge into the surface watershed and ground water recharge areas of the Town's public 
water supply known as Lily Pond. The Town further expresses its resolve to limit 
adverse impacts resulting from the operations of CHL upon the tributaries and recharge 
areas within the Towns of Cohasset, Hingham, and Hull that supply the Weir River estu- 
ary, a designated Area of Critical Environmental Concern. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Selectmen and all other Town 
Boards, Commissions, and agencies having jurisdiction over these matters take action in 
pursuit of the spirit of this Resolution. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Selectmen transmit a copy of this 
Resolution to His Excellency the Governor of the Commonwealth, and convey to the 
Governor the appreciation of the Town for his expression of concern for the environmen- 
tal impact on Massachusetts communities resulting from federal requirements for MWRA 
sludge disposal. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Selectmen transmit a copy of this 
Resolution to the Secretary of Environmental Affairs of the Commonwealth, the Execu- 
tive Director of the MWRA, the Executive Director of the MWRA Advisory Board, the 
Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the fed- 
eral and state legislative delegation of the Town, and to the Boards of Selectmen of the 
Towns of Hingham and Hull in the County of Plymouth. 

A hand count was taken as 7 people questioned the Moderator's decision. Yes 57, No 
73 - Resolution is defeated. 



58 



Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Three Thousand and no/100 ($3,000.00) Dollars for 
the purpose of reconstructing the intersection of King Street and Beechwood Street; the 
sum so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be added to the amounts 
appropriated under Article 19 of the Warrant for the 1990 Annual Town Meeting and to 
be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

MOVED: That the sum of Three Thousand and no/100 ($3,000.00) Dollars be 
raised and appropriated from taxation for the purpose of reconstructing the intersection of 
King Street and Beechwood Street; the sum so raised and appropriated to be added to the 
amounts appropriated under Article 19 of the Warrant for the 1990 Annual Town Meeting 
and to be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

MOTION is adopted. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills itemized 
below and relating to a prior fiscal year 

Vendor Department Amount 

Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo Harbor (Legal) S914.10 

MOVED: That the sum of Nine Hundred Fourteen and 10/00 ($914.10) Dollars be 
transferred from surplus revenue for the purpose of paying unpaid bills itemized below 
and relating to the 1990 fiscal year. 

Vendor Department Amount 

Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo Harbor (Legal) $914.10 

A 4/5 vote required. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Ten Thousand and no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars for 
the construction of sidewalks adjacent to a portion of Forest Avenue. 

MOVED: Contingent upon the passage of a referendum question pursuant to Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(g), that the sum of Ten Thousand and 
no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars be raised and appropriated from taxation for the construction 
of sidewalks adjacent to a portion of Forest Avenue. 

MOTION is defeated. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Nine Thousand Eight Hundred and no/ 100 
($9,800.00) Dollars for the purpose of installing a new roof on the Highway Department 
garage; the sum so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under 
the direction of the Highway Surveyor. 

MOVED: That the sum of Nine Thousand Eight Hundred and no/100 ($9,800.00) 
Dollars be transferred from the Stabilization Fund for the purpose of installing a new roof 
on the Highway Department garage; the sum to be transferred to be expended under the 
direction of the highway Surveyor. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to accept a Collective Bargaining Agreement 
made by and between the Town of Cohasset and the members of the Cohasset Patrol- 
men's Union, Local #641 of the IBPO, and to see what sum of money the Town will raise 
and appropriate or transfer from available funds to effectuate the agreement. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 



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Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of making renovations and 
improvements to the duplex residential dwelling located on Government Island; the sum 
so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under the direction of 
the Board of Selecunen. 

MOVED: Contingent upon the passage of a referendum question pursuant to Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(g), that the sum of Thirty Thousand 
and no/ 100 ($30,000.00) be raised and appropriated from taxation for the purpose of 
making renovations and improvements to the duplex residential dwelling located on Gov- 
ernment Island; the sum so raised and appropriated, to be expended under the direction of 
the Board of Selectmen. 

A hand count was taken. Yes 63, No 54. Motion is adopted. 
Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article V of the General Bylaws, 
APPOINTED STANDING TOWN BOARDS AND COMMITTEES, by deleting Subsec- 
tion (a) of Section 10 and substituting the following Subsection (a) of Section 10: 

"(a) The Cohasset Harbor Committee shall consist of nine (9) members 
appointed immediately after the 1983 Annual Town Meeting by the Selectmen as 
follows: 

two (2) citizens-at-large for three (3)-year terms; 
one (1) representative of the Yacht Club for a three (3)-year term; 
one (1) representative of the Sailing Club for a three (3)-year term; 
one (1) representative of the commercial fishermen for a two (2)-year term; 
one (1) independent member for a two (2)-year term; 
one (1) representative of the commercial fishermen for a one (l)-year term; 
one (1) representative of the Recreation Commission for a one (l)-year term; 
and 

the Harbormaster shall serve as a permanent ex-ofificio member. 
Each appointment thereafter shall be for three (3) years. Nothing contained 
herein shall affect or change the terms of those individuals now in office." 
MOVED: That Article V of the General Bylaws, APPOINTED STANDING 
TOWN BOARDS AND COMMITTEES, be amended by deleting Subsection (a) of 
Section 10 and substituting the following Subsection (a) of Section 10: 

"(a) The Cohasset Harbor Committee shall consist of nine (9) members 
appointed immediately after the 1983 Annual Town Meeting by the Selectmen as 
follows: 

two (2) citizens-at-large for three (3)-year terms; 
one (1) representative of the Yacht Club for a three (3)-year term; 
one (1) representative of the Sailing Club for a three (3)-year term; 
one (1 ) representative of the commercial fishermen for a two (2)-year term; 
one (1) independent member for a two (2)-year term; 
one (1) representative of the commercial fishermen for a one (l)-year term; 
one (1) representative of the Recreation Commission for a one (l)-year term; 
and 

the Harbormaster shall serve as a permanent ex-officio member. 
Each appointment hereafter shall be for three (3) years. Nothing contained 
herein shall affect or change the terms of those individuals now in office." 
MOTION is adopted. 



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Resolution offered by James Sheerin, Vice-Chairman of the Water Commissioners: 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS, the Cohasset Water Department, through the support of the community 
acquired 37 acres of land in the vicinity of Lily Pond for the purpose of Watershed Pro- 
tection, and; 

WHEREAS, the Water Commission has chosen to name this reservation for some- 
one who has endeared himself to the Town and its people, and; 

WHEREAS, a person who has served the community on the Advisory Board, Board 
of Registrars of Voters and Town Meeting Teller collectively for 22 years, and; 

WHEREAS, he had earned the affection and respect of so many as a friend, as a 
businessman and always for those who needed a hand somehow, and; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITIZENS OF COHAS- 
SET, in Town Meeting assembled, hereby record their sincere gratitude and appreciation 
of service and friendship, in their behalf, do hereby resolve that our new land at Lily 
Pond be known as "THE ROBERT PAPE RESERVATION." 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

It was moved by Rocco Laugelle that this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to 
Monday, April 8, 1991 at 7:30 P.M. at CHS Auditorium. Motion voted unanimously at 
5:00 p.m. 



MONDAY EVENING - APRIL 8, 1991 

Monday night checkers previously appointed by the Town Clerk reported to work at 
7:00 p.m. and tellers appointed by the Moderator with Richard Tousley replacing Sumner 
Smith, Jr. reported at 7:30 p.m. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m. 
and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. A total of 193 registered voters were 
checked in. The Moderator introduced Senator Robert Hedlund. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Board of Selectmen to peti- 
tion the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enact private legisla- 
tion relating to the Town's health insurance program, which legislation would permit the 
Town: (a) to maintain for the benefit of its employees a health insurance program 
through a health maintenance organization or pursuant to a contract of indemnity insur- 
ance but be relieved from the obligation of providing both forms of coverage; and (b) to 
permit the Town to pay the employees' portion of health insurance premiums from prior 
fiscal years to an amount not to exceed Fifty-Nine Thousand and no/100 ($59,000.00) 
Dollars to eliminate a deficit caused by actuarial assumptions. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen petition the General Court of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts to enact private legislation relating to the Town's health insur- 
ance program, which legislation would permit the Town: (a) to maintain for the benefit 
of its employees a health insurance program through a health maintenance organization or 
pursuant to a contract of indemnity insurance but be relieved from the obligation of pro- 
viding both forms of coverage; and (b) permit the Town to pay the employees' portion of 
health insurance premiums from prior fiscal years to an amount not to exceed Twenty- 
Five Thousand and no/100 ($25,000.00) Dollars to eliminate a deficit caused by incorrect 
funding assumptions. 

MOTION is adopted. 



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Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to exe- 
cute an amended agreement concerning the four-town ambulance which agreement would 
provide, among other things, for the sharing of costs of equipping and maintaining the 
ambulance; such agreement to be substantially in the form filed with the Board of Select- 
men's office entided "Agreement Article 22" with such additions thereto or changes 
therefrom as the Board of Selectmen in their sole discretion shall deem necessary and 
appropriate and their execution of such agreement to be conclusive evidence of their 
authority to do so. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to execute an amended agree- 
ment concerning the four-town ambulance which agreement would provide, among other 
things, for the sharing of costs of equipping and maintaining the ambulance; such agree- 
ment to be substantially in the form filed with the Board of Selectmen's office entitled 
"Agreement Article 22" with such additions thereto or changes therefrom as the Board of 
Selectmen in their sole discretion shall deem necessary and appropriate and their execu- 
tion of such agreement to be conclusive evidence of their authority to do so. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article III of the General By- 
Laws, ELECTED OFFICERS, by deleting Paragraph (i) of Section 2, Subsection (k) 
and substituting the following Paragraph (i): 

"(i) Advertising bids for purchases and expenditures in excess of Ten 
Thousand and no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars except as otherwise specified by 
statute;". 

MOVED: That Article III of the General By-Laws, ELECTED OFFICERS, be 
amended by deleting Paragraph (i) of Section 2, Subsection (k) and substituting the fol- 
lowing Paragraph (i): 

"(i) Advertising bids for purchases and expenditures in excess of Ten 
Thousand and no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars except as otherwise specified by 
statute;". 

MOTION is adopted. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to grant 
an easement to the Cohasset Historical Society for the purpose of maintaining a four (4)- 
foot granite wall at 14 Summer Street; the easement to be as shown on a plan entitled 
"Plan of Easement in Cohasset, Mass." dated May 21, 1980 prepared by Edwin A. Young, 
Registered Land Surveyor, a copy of which plan is on file with the office of the Town 
Clerk and endorsed "Plan Article 24." 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to grant an easement to the 
Cohasset Historical Society for the purpose of maintaining a four (4)-foot granite wall at 
14 Summer Street; the easement to be as shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Easement in 
Cohasset, Mass." dated May 21, 1980 prepared by Edwin A. Young, Registered Land 
Surveyor, a copy of which plan is on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed 
"Plan Article 24." 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to peti- 
tion the General Court to enact Legislature to provide substantially as follows: 

"Notwithstanding the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Sec- 
tion 148, the Town of Cohasset is hereby authorized to implement a bi-weekly pay sys- 
tem for all Town employees." 

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MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to petition the General Court 
to enact legislature to provide substantially as follows: 

"Notwithstanding the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Sec- 
tion 148, the Town of Cohasset is hereby authorized to implement a bi-weekly pay sys- 
tem for all Town employees." 

The voice vote was questioned by the Moderator. 
The Moderator called for a hand count. Yes 86, No 61. 
Motion is adopted. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article I of the General By-Laws, 
INTRODUCTION, by adding to Section 1 thereof a new Paragraph (h) which shall pro- 
vide as follows: 

"(h) Any section of these By-Laws or Rules and Regulations of any 
municipal department, board or commission, violation of which is subject to 
a specific penalty, may, in the discretion of the Town official who is the 
appropriate enforcing person, be enforced in the manner provided in Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 2 ID, "Noncriminal Disposition 
of Certain Violations." "Enforcing person" as used in this By-Law shall 
mean the Animal Control Officer, Chairman of the Conservation Commission, 
Harbormaster, Assistant Harbormaster, Health Agent, Building Inspector, 
Executive Secretary of the Board of Selectmen, any police officer or such 
other official as the Board of Selectmen may from time to time designate, 
each with respect to a violation of any section of these By-Laws or Rules and 
Regulations within their jurisdiction having a specific penalty. If more than 
one official has jurisdiction in any given case, any such official may be an 
enforcing person with respect thereto." 
MOVED: That Article I of the General By-Laws, INTRODUCTION, be amended 
by adding to Section 1 thereof a new Paragraph (h) which shall provide as follows: 
"(h) Any section of these By-Laws or Rules and Regulations of any 
municipal department, board or commission, violation of which is subject to 
a specific penalty, may, in the discretion of the Town official who is the 
appropriate enforcing person, be enforced in the manner provided in Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 2 ID, "Noncriminal Disposition 
of Certain Violations." "Enforcing person" as used in this By-Law shallmean 
theAnimal Control Officer, Chairman of the Conservation Commission, Har- 
bormaster, Assistant Harbormaster, Health Agent, Building Inspector, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Board of Selectmen, any police officer or such other 
official as the Board of Selectmen may from time to time designate, each 
with respect to a violation of any section of these By-Laws or Rules and Reg- 
ulations within their jurisdiction having a specific penalty. If more than one 
official has jurisdiction in any given case, any such official may be an enforc- 
ing person with respect thereto." 
The Moderator questioned the voice vote. 
The Moderator called for a hand count. Yes 83, No 70 
MOTION is adopted. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of One Hundred Fifteen Thousand and no/100 
($1 15,000.00) Dollars for the following construction projects: (a) Phase I of the removal 
and replacement of the glass block wall and windows on the front section of the North 

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Wing of the Junior/Senior High School and to install light controlling devices 
(SI 00,000.00), and (b) Phase I of the replacement of the floor covering at the Joseph 
Osgood School (SI 5,000.00); or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: Contingent upon the passage of a referendum question pursuant to Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(k), that the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to borrow the sum of One Hundred Fif- 
teen Thousand and no/100 (5115,000.00) Dollars for the following construction projects: 
(a) Phase I of the removal and replacement of the glass block wall and windows on the 
front section of the North Wing of the Junior/Senior High School and to install light con- 
trolling devices (S 100,000.00), and (b) Phase I of the replacement of the floor covering at 
the Joseph Osgood School (SI 5,000.00). 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand and no/ 100 ($25,000.00) 
Dollars to purchase computer hardware and software to equip a writing laboratory at the 
Junior/Senior High School; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: Contingent upon the passage of a referendum question pursuant to Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Seciton 21C(k), that the Treasurer with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of Twenty-Five 
Thousand and no/100 ($25,000.00) Dollars to purchase computer hardware and software 
to equip a writing laboratory at the Junior/Senior High School. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 29. 

Name Address 

1. Sumner Smith, Jr. 434 King Street 

2. Martha J. E. Smith 434 King Street 

3. Thomas P. Gormley 43 1 King Street 

4. F. Noel Edwards 344 King Street 

5. Pauline A. Doggett 12 Hugh Strain Road 

6. Thomas A. Doggett 12 Hugh Strain Road 

7. Marjorie Falero 433 King Street 

8. Edward T. Atkinson 100 Elm street 

9. Edward F. Goff, Jr. 4 Ledgewood Drive 

1 0. Edward A. Curran 1 28 Doane Street 

To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow 
a sum of money to be expended under the direction of the Highway Surveyor for the pur- 
pose of constructing a sidewalk for King Street between Route 3A and Beechwood Street. 

Motion by Sumner Smith, Jr. 

MOVED: That the Moderator appoint three persons to form a committee to work 
with the Highway Surveyor to consider ways and means of constructing a sidewalk for 
King Street between Route 3 A and Beechwood Street. 

MOTION is adopted. 

It was moved by Sharon Becker, member of the Board of Health, that Article 37 be 
advanced for immediate consideration. 

Motion is defeated. 



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Article 30. 

Name Address 

1 . David R. Manion 24 Lantern Lane 

2. Nancy Kucinski 302 South Main Street 

3. Henry J. Kucinski, Jr. 302 South Main Street 

4. Barbara Ann Lombardi 27 Windy Hill 

5. Anna A. Abbruzzese 90 Old Pasture Road 

6. Suzanne Moyer 23 1 King street 

7. Carol C. Watts 137 Fairoaks Lane 

8. Jody A. Butman 17 Spring Street 

9. John P. Carr 17 Cushing road 

10. Burtram J. Pratt 75 Ripley Road 

To determine if the Town will direct the Board of Selectmen: (1) to use all possible 
means to ensure that the Greenbush Line of the Old Colony Railroad is not restored to 
active service unless and until it has been unequivocably proven that there is no prudent 
and feasible transportation system alternative to such restoration which would have fewer 
adverse impacts on the Town; (2) if there is no such feasible alternative, to take all possi- 
ble steps to ensure that all appropriate mitigating measures are agreed to by the project 
proponents to eliminate such adverse impacts; and (3) to take appropriate measures to 
address the adverse impacts, including, but not limited to: noise; vibration; effect on resi- 
dential and commercial property values within one mile on either side of the railroad; 
cost/benefit relationship for Cohasset riders; dollar amount of MBTA assessments to be 
levied; pollution of wetlands; air pollution/health hazards from diesel emissions; destruc- 
tion of the rural character of the community; danger to pedestrians; bicycle and automo- 
bile traffic due to numerous grade crossings. 

MOVED: that the Board of Selectmen be directed: (1) to use all possible means to 
ensure that the Greenbush Line of the Old Colony Railroad is not restored to active ser- 
vice unless and until it has been unequivocably proven that there is no prudent and feasi- 
ble transportation system alternative to such restoration which would have fewer adverse 
impacts on the Town; (2) if there is no such feasible alternative, to take all possible steps 
to ensure that all appropriate mitigating measures are agreed to by the project proponents 
to eliminate such adverse impacts; and (3) to take appropriate measures to address the 
adverse impacts, including, but not limited to: noise; vibration; effect on residential and 
commercial property values within one mile on either side of the railroad; cost/benefit 
relationship for Cohasset riders; dollar amount of MBTA assessments to be levied; pollu- 
tion of wetlands; air pollution/health hazards from diesel emissions; destruction of the 
rural character of the community; danger to pedestrians; bicycle and automobile traffic 
due to numerous grade crossings. 

A motion was made by Louis Eaton to indefinitely postpone this Article. Voice vote 
was questioned and the Moderator called for a hand count. Yes 115, No 51. Article is 
indefinitely postponed. 



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Article 31. 

Name Address 

1 . Sumner Smith, Jr. 434 King Street 

2. Martha J. E. Smith 434 King Street 

3. Ambrose Cray One Highland Avenue 

4. Mauran Pearce, Jr. 357 South Main Street 

5. Daniel C. Cotton 27 King Street 

6. Edward B. Long 321 Nichols Road 

7. John F. O'Toole 55 Linden Drive 

8. Frederick E. Howe 23 Cushing Road 

9. John C. Crandell 44 Nichols Road 
1 O.Peter Sturtevant 40 Ripley Road 

To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds, a sum 
of money to be added to the Council on Aging, Salary Budget, for the 1992 Fiscal Year; 
the sum so raised and appropriated or transferred shall be used for the purpose of funding 
the Outreach Worker Position. 

MOVED: Contingent upon the passage of a referendum question pursuant to Mas- 
sachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(g), that the sum of Four Thousand 
One Hundred Sixty-Nine and no/100 ($4,169.00) Dollars be raised and appropriated from 
taxation to be added to the Council on Aging, Salary Budget, for the 1992 Fiscal Year; the 
sum so raised and appropriated shall be used for the purpose of funding the Outreach 
Worker Position. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

Article 32. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($13,500.00) 
Dollars to be used to purchase and equip a multi-purpose maintenance machine with four- 
wheel drive for the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department. 

MOVED: That the sum of Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 
($13,500.00) Dollars be transferred from the Stabilization Fund to be used to purchase 
and equip a multi-purpose maintenance machine with four-wheel drive for the Tree, Park 
and Cemetery Department. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted. 

Frank C. J. Hamilton has given notice that a motion to reconsider Article 25 will be 
made at the next session of this meeting. 

Article 33. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Seventy-Six Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 
($76,500.00) Dollars for the resurfacing with bituminous concrete, certain streets in the 
Town, including any other work relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be postponed to an adjourned session of this meeting. 

MOTION is adopted. 

Article 34. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Eight Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($8,500.00) Dol- 
lars for the purchase of a new hydraulic sand spreader for the Highway Department; and 
authorize the trade-in of a 1982 sand spreader currently used by the Highway Depart- 
ment. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

MOTION is voted unanimously. 



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Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Cohasset Housing Authority 
to develop State aided housing for elderly and handicapped persons under a grant from 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to take such further and other action as the 
Cohasset Housing Authority deems necessary or appropriate in connection therewith. 

MOVED: That the Cohasset Housing Authority be authorized to develop State aided 
housing for the elderly and handicapped persons under a grant from the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts and to take such further and other action as the Cohasset Housing 
Authority deems necessary or appropriate in connection therewith. 

MOTION is adopted unanimously. 

Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1990, 
Massachusetts Legislature Regular Session, allowing the Town to receive enhanced 911 
service as defined in that statute. 

MOVED: That the Town accept Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1990, Massachusetts 
Legislature Regular Session, allowing the Town to receive enhanced 911 service as 
defined in that statute. 

MOTION is adopted. 

Article 37. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII of the General By- 
Laws, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, by adding thereto a new Section 33 which 
shall provide as follows: 

"Section 33. 

(a) No person shall smoke in any public place except that smoking shall be per- 
mitted in specifically designated smoking areas as hereinafter provided. No place 
governed by this Section of the By-Law shall be designated as a smoking area in its 
entirety. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require the designation of 
smoking areas. 

(b) For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and 
their definitions shall have the meaning given herein: 

(i) Bar. The word bar means an area which is primarily dedicated to the 
serving of alcoholic beverages and in which the service of food is only incidental to 
the consumption of such beverages. 

(ii) Employee. The word employee means any individual who performs ser- 
vices for an employer in return for wages or profit. 

(iii) Employer. The word employer means any individual, partnership, associa- 
tion, corporation, trust, or other organized group of individuals, including the Town 
of Cohasset or any department thereof, which regularly uses the services of two (2) 
or more employees. 

(iv) Enclosed. The word enclosed means an area separated from another area 
by walls and under a roof. 

(v) Smoking area. The words smoking area mean any area that is designated 
and posted by the owner, proprietor or person in charge as a place where smoking is 
permitted. 

(vi) Public place. The words public place mean an enclosed, indoor area when 
open to and used by the general public, including but not limited to the following 
facilities: auditoriums; licensed childcare locations; educational facilities; eleva- 
tors; hotel and motel lobbies; stairwells, halls, entranceways and public restrooms; 
libraries; municipal buildings; museums; retail stores; restaurants; retail food estab- 
lishments; sports arenas; theaters; transit facilities; and any other rooms or halls 
when used for public meetings. A room or hall used for a private social function in 

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which the sponsor of the private function and not the owner, proprietor or person 
normally in charge, has control over the seating arrangements shall not be con- 
strued as a public place. 

(vii) Restaurant. The word restaurant means any establishment serving food for 
consumption on the premises which maintains tables for the use of its customers. 
This includes, without limitation, cafeterias and cafeterias in the workplace. 

(viii) Retail Food Establishment. The words retail food establishment mean 
any establishment in which the primary activity is the sale of food items to the pub- 
lic for off-premise consumption, including, without limitation, supermarkets and 
grocery stores. 

(ix) Retail Store. The words retail store mean any establishment selling goods 
or articles to the public. 

(x) Seating Capacity. The words seating capacity mean that capacity designated on 
the occupancy permit of any restaurant, theater or sports arena.(xi) Smoking. The word 
smoking means the lighting of any cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco product or 
having the possession of any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco product 

(xii) Sports Arena. The words sports arena mean any sports pavilion, gymna- 
sium, health spa, boxing arena, swimming pool, roller or ice rink, bowling alley or 
other place where members of the general public assemble to engage in physical 
exercise, participate in athletic competition or witness sports events. 

(xiii) Workplace. The word workplace means any area within a structure or 
portion thereof at which two (2) or more employees perform services for their 
employer; and also includes employee lounges, restrooms, conference rooms, hall- 
ways, stairways and entrance ways within the structure in which two (2) or more 
employees perform services for their employer. 

(c)(i)(l) The prohibition against smoking in public places shall apply to all 
restaurants, except in specifically designated smoking areas. Smoking areas may 
be designated by the proprietor or person in charge of a restuarant provided, how- 
ever, that no smoking area shall be designated in an area in which smoking is other- 
wise prohibited by the fire marshall, or by other laws or regulations. 

(2) Smoking areas shall comprise no more than twenty-five percent (25%) of 
the seating capacity of the restaurant. Seats at the bar, in the same room, shall be 
included when determining seating capacity for the purpose of calculating the size 
of the nonsmoking area. Seating shall be so situated as to utilize the physical barri- 
ers and ventilation systems to minimize the presence of smoking by-products in 
nonsmoking areas. 

(3) The nonsmoking area shall be one integral area and shall not be located 
between two smoking areas. 

(ii) Smoking areas may be designated in museums, libraries, hotel and motel lob- 
bies, long-term care facilities, theaters, auditoriums, educational facilities, indoor 
sports arenas and municipal buildings; provided, however, that comparable nonsmok- 
ing facilities of sufficient size and capacity are available and provided, further, that 
the physical barriers and/or ventilation systems are used to segregate smoking areas 
from nonsmoking areas. Hallways, elevators, entranceways, stairwells, restrooms, 
and waiting areas in the above facilities may not be designated as smoking areas. 
Areas designated as smoking and nonsmoking areas must be conspicuously marked. 

(d)(i) It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke in any workplace except in 
specifically designated smoking areas. 

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(ii) Each employer may specifically designate an enclosed area in which 
employees may smoke provided that smoking in such designated areas will allow 
nonsmoking employees and the public to remain relatively free from exposure to 
smoke. 

(iii) Any person having control of premises upon which smoking is prohibited 
by this section, shall conspicuously display upon the premises an appropriate num- 
ber of signs reading "Smoking Prohibited by Law." 

(iv) It shall be unlawful for any person having control of any premises in which 
smoking is prohibited by this section to knowingly permit, or for its, his, or her 
agent to knowingly permit a violation of this section. 

(e) Vending machines dispensing cigarettes are prohibited in the Town of 
Cohasset. 

(f) No person or employer shall discharge, refuse to hire, or in any manner 
retaliate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee 
or applicant exercises rights afforded by this section. 

(g)(i) Any owner, proprietor, operator ormanager of a public place, workplace 
or vending machine subject to this section may apply to the Board of Health for a 
variance due to unusual circumstances or conditions. 

(ii) Variances shall be granted only if the Board of Health at a public hearing 
finds evidence presented by the applicant that it is financially impractical for the 
applicant to comply with the provision of this section from which a variance is 
sought. 

(iii) The applicant shall be required to pay a reasonable fee to defray the cost of 
the hearing. 

(h) The Board of Health may promulgate regulations for the administration of 
this section of the By-Laws."; or act on anything relating thereto. 
MOVED: That Article VII of the General By-Laws, SAFETY AND PUBLIC 
ORDER, be amended by adding thereto a new Section 33 which shall provide as follows: 
"Section 33. 

(a) No person shall smoke in any public place except that smoking shall be per- 
mitted in specifically designated smoking areas as hereinafter provided. No place 
governed by this Section of the By-Law shall be designated as a smoking area in its 
entirety. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require the designation of 
smoking areas. 

(b) For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and 
their definitions shall have the meaning given herein: 

(i) Bar. The word bar means an area which is primarily dedicated to the serv- 
ing of alcoholic beverages and in which the service of food is only incidental to the 
consumption of such beverages. 

(ii) Employee. The word employee means any individual who performs ser- 
vices for an employer in return for wages or profit. 

(iii) Employer. The word employer means any individual, partnership, associa- 
tion, corporation, trust, or other organized group of individuals, including the Town 
of Cohasset or any department thereof, which regularly uses the services of two (2) 
or more employees. 

(iv) Enclosed. The word enclosed means an area separated from another area 
by walls and under a roof. 



(v) Smoking area. The words smoking area mean any area that is designated 
and posted by the owner, proprietor or person in charge as a place where smoking is 
permitted. 

(vi) Public place. The words public place mean an enclosed, indoor area when 
open to and used by the general public, including but not limited to the following 
facilities: auditoriums; licensed childcare locations; educational facilities; eleva- 
tors; hotel and motel lobbies; stairwells, halls, entranceways and public restrooms; 
libraries; municipal buildings; museums; retail stores; restaurants; retail food estab- 
lishments; sports arenas; theaters; transit facilities; and any other rooms or halls 
when used for public meetings. A room or hall used for a private social function in 
which the sponsor of the private function and not the owner, proprietor or person 
normally in charge, has control over the seating arrangements shall not be con- 
strued as a public place. 

(vii) Restaurant. The word restaurant means any establishment serving food 
for consumption on the premises which maintains tables for the use of its cus- 
tomers. This includes, without limitation, cafeterias and cafeterias in the work- 
place. 

(viii) Retail Food Establishment. The words retail food establishment mean 
any establishment in which the primary activity is the sale of food items to the pub- 
lic for off-premise consumption, including, without limitation, supermarkets and 
grocery stores. 

(ix) Retail Store. The words retail store mean any establishment selling goods 
or articles to the public. 

(x) Seating Capacity. The words seating capacity mean that capacity desig- 
nated on the occupancy permit of any restaurant, theater or sports arena. 

(xi) Smoking. The word smoking means the lighting of any cigar, cigarette, 
pipe or other tobacco product or having the possession of any lighted cigar, 
cigarette, pipe or other tobacco product. 

(xii) Sports Arena. The words sports arena mean any sports pavilion, gymna- 
sium, health spa, boxing arena, swimming pool, roller or ice rink, bowling alley or 
other place where members of the general public assemble to engage in physical 
exercise, participate in athletic competition or witness sports events. 

(xiii) Workplace. The word workplace means any area within a structure or 
portion thereof at which two (2) or more employees perform services for their 
employer; and also includes employee lounges, restrooms, conference rooms, hall- 
ways, stairways and entrance ways within the structure in which two (2) or more 
employees perform services for their employer. 

(c)(i)(l) The prohibition against smoking in public places shall apply to all 
restaurants, except in specifically designated smoking areas. Smoking areas may 
be designated by the proprietor or person in charge of a restuarant provided, how- 
ever, that no smoking area shall be designated in an area in which smoking is other- 
wise prohibited by the fire marshall, or by other laws or regulations. 

(2) Smoking areas shall comprise no more than twenty-five percent (25%) of 
the seating capacity of the restaurant. Seats at the bar, in the same room, shall be 
included when determining seating capacity for the purpose of calculating the size 
of the nonsmoking area. Seating shall be so situated as to utilize the physical barri- 
ers and ventilation systems to minimize the presence of smoking by-products in 
nonsmoking areas. 

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(3) The nonsmoking area shall be one integral area and shall not be located 
between two smoking areas. 

(ii) Smoking areas may be designated in museums, libraries, hotel and motel 
lobbies, long-term care facilities, theaters, auditoriums, educational facilities, 
indoor sports arenas and municipal buildings; provided, however, that comparable 
nonsmoking facilities of sufficient size and capacity are available and provided, 
further, that the physical barriers and/or ventilation systems are used to segregate 
smoking areas from nonsmoking areas. Hallways, elevators, entranceways, stair- 
wells, restrooms, and waiting areas in the above facilities may not be designated as 
smoking areas. Areas designated as smoking and nonsmoking areas must be con- 
spicuously marked. 

(d)(i) It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke in any workplace except in 
specifically designated smoking areas. 

(ii) Each employer may specifically designate an enclosed area in which 
employees may smoke provided that smoking in such designated areas will allow 
nonsmoking employees and the public to remain relatively free from exposure to 
smoke. 

(lii) Any person having control of premises upon which smoking is prohibited 
by this section, shall conspicuously display upon the premises an appropriate num- 
ber of signs reading "Smoking Prohibited by Law." 

(iv) It shall be unlawful for any person having control of any premises in which 
smoking is prohibited by this section to knowingly permit, or for its, his, or her 
agent to knowingly permit a violation of this section. 

(e) No person or employer shall discharge, refuse to hire, or in any manner 
retaliate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee 
or applicant exercises rights afforded by this section. 

(f)(i) Any owner, proprietor, operator ormanager of a public place, workplace 
or vending machine subject to this section may apply to the Board of Health for a 
variance due to unusual circumstances or conditions. 

(ii) Variances shall be granted only if the Board of Health at a public hearing 
finds evidence presented by the applicant that it is financially impractical for the 
applicant to comply with the provision of this section from which a variance is 
sought. 

(iii) The applicant shall be required to pay a reasonable fee to defray the cost of 
the hearing. 

(g) The Board of Health may promulgate regulations for the administration of 
this section of the By-Laws." 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 38. To see if the Town will vote to rescind authorization to borrow the sum 
of One Thousand and no/100 ($1,000.00) Dollars previously authorized under Article 37 
of the Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting, which funds were to be used for the 
purpose of re-roofing the Town Hall; the sum of One Thousand and no/100 ($1,000.00) 
Dollars no longer necessary for the purpose of the project. 



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MOVED: That the authorization to borrow under Article 37 of the Warrant for the 
1989 Annual Town Meeting be rescinded with respect to the sum of One Thousand and 
no/100 (SI, 000.00) Dollars no longer being necessary for the purpose of the project for 
which it was borrowed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 39. To see if the Town will vote to rescind authorization to borrow the sum 
of Eleven Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-six and 32/100 ($11,656.32) Dollars previously 
authorized under Article 57 of the Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting, which 
funds were to be used for the purpose of replacing the roof at the Osgood School; the sum 
of Eleven Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-six and 32/100 (SI 1,656.32) Dollars no longer 
being necessary for the purpose of the project. 

MOVED: That the authorization to borrow under Article 57 of the Warrant for the 
1989 Annual Town Meeting be rescinded with respect to the sum of Eleven Thousand Six 
Hundred Fifty-six and 32/100 (SI 1,656.32) Dollars no longer being necessary for the pur- 
pose of the project for which it was borrowed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 40. To see if the Town will accept a gift of a scholarship fund for the benefit 
of Cohasset High School seniors, such fund to be known as the "John Creamer" scholar- 
ship fund. 

MOVED: That the Town accept a gift of a scholarship fund for the benefit of 
Cohasset High School seniors to be known as the "John Creamer" scholarship fund. 

Motion was adopted unanimously. 

Article 41. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the sale of a parcel of land on 
Norfolk Road consisting of approximately 9,500 square feet, more or less, and is more 
particularly shown as the area outiined in red on a portion of Assessors' Map 38 on file 
with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Map Article 41"; such land to be sold at 
public auction with a minimum bid set by the Board of Selectmen and all survey, draft- 
ing, and recording costs to be paid by the Grantee. 

MOVED: That the Town authorize the sale of a parcel of land on Norfolk Road con- 
sisting of approximately 9,500 square feet, more or less, and is more particularly shown 
as the area outlined in red on a portion of Assessors' Map 38 on file with the office of the 
Town Clerk and endorsed "Map Article 41"; such land to be sold at public auction with a 
minimum bid set by the Board of Selectmen and all survey, drafting, and recording costs 
to be paid by the Grantee. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Moderator questioned the voice vote and called for a hand 
count. Yes 79, No. 26 Motion is adopted. 

Notice was hereby given by Richard Henderson that motions to reconsider the fol- 
lowing Articles will be made at an adjourned session of this meeting on May 29, 1991. 
Article 3, 4, 5, 9, 14, 19, 27, 28, 31. No objections were raised. 

It was moved by Rocco Laugelle that this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to 
Tuesday, April 9, 1991 at 7:30 RM. at CHS Auditorium. Motion voted unanimously at 
10:40 P.M. 



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TUESDAY EVENING - APRIL 9, 1991 

Tuesday night checkers previously appointed by the Town Clerk reported to work at 
7:00 p.m. and tellers appointed by the Moderator with Sumner Smith, Jr. replacing 
Richard Tousley reported at 7:30 p.m. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 8:05 
P.M. and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. A total of 130 registered voters were 
checked in. 

Article 42. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Personnel Classification Bylaw 
Schedule as most recently adopted and amended under Article 4 of the Warrant for the 
1990 Annual Town Meeting by reclassifying the position of the Clerk of the Water 
Department from Pay Group B to Pay Group D and by increasing the hours to 25 so that 
position under the Schedule will read as follows: 

Water Department 

Position Pay Group Post. Auth Sched Hours 

Clerk D 1 1 25 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 43. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Personnel Classification Bylaw 
Schedule as most recently adopted and amended under Article 4 of the Warrant for the 
1990 Annual Town Meeting by reclassifying the position of Landfill Supervisor to Trans- 
fer Facility Manager so that the Schedule will read as follows: 

Board of Health 

Position Pay Group Post. Auth Sched Hours 

Transfer 1 1 1 40 

Facility Manager 

MOVED: That the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule as most recently 
adopted and amended under Article 4 of the Warrant for the 1990 Annual Town Meeting 
be amended by reclassifying the position of Landfill Supervisor to Transfer Facility Man- 
ager so that the Schedule will read as follows: 

Board of Health 

Position Pay Group Post. Auth Sched Hours 

Transfer 1 1 1 40 

Facility Manager 

Motion was adopted unanimously. 

Article 44. To see if the Town will transfer from the Waterways Improvement 
Account the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 (S2,500.00) Dollars to pay 
the cost of installing a toilet in the Harbormaster's office and connecting it to the existing 
septic system. 

MOVED: That the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 (52,500.00) Dol- 
lars be transferred from the Waterways Improvement Account to pay the cost of installing a 
toilet in the Harbormaster's office and connecting it to the existing septic system. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 45. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Seventy Thousand and no/100 ($70,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of conducting the triennial revaluation of the Town. 

MOVED: That the sum of Sixty Thousand and no/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars be 
raised and appropriated from taxation for the purpose of conducting the triennial revalua- 
tion of the Town. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

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Article 46. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 494 of 
the Acts of 1989, Massachusetts Legislature Regular Session authorizing the Assessors to 
grant partial exemptions to homeowners that provide housing to the elderly. 

MOVED; That the Town accept the provisions of Chapter 494 of the Acts of 1989, 
Massachusetts Legislature Regular Session authorizing the Assessors to grant partial 
exemptions to homeowners that provide housing to the elderly. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

It was moved by Frank C J Hamilton that action under Article 25 be reconsidered per 
the notice given in the last session. 
Reconsideration is rejected. 

Article 47. To see if the Town will vote to adopt a corrected and amended version of 
the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset which has been corrected to eliminate gram- 
matical, punctuation, and spelling mistakes, a copy of which Bylaw as corrected is on file 
with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Revised and Corrected Zoning Bylaw- 
Article 47. 

MOVED: That the Town adopt a corrected and amended version of the Zoning 
Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset which have been corrected to eliminate grammatical, 
punctuation, and spelling mistakes, a copy of which Bylaw as corrected is on file with the 
office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Revised and Corrected Zoning Bylaw - Article 
47'. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 48. To see if the Town will vote to amend SECTION 2 - DEFINITIONS of 
the Zoning By-Law by adding thereto in their appropriate alphabetical location defini- 
tions of the terms "Green Strip" and "Signs, Window" which shall provide as follows: 
"Green Strip An area landscaped with grass, trees, or shrubs and which shall not be 

built upon, paved, parked upon, or used for vehicular traffic"; 
"Signs, Window Any sign affixed to or supported by a window or sash, including those 

in doors"; 
and by striking definitions of the terms "Sign, Temporary" and "Yard, Side" and substitut- 
ing in their place the following definitions: 

"Sign, Temporary Any sign intended to be exhibited for a period of not more than 30 days 
during any twelve (12) month period and which sign shall be governed 
by the same standards as to size, location, and purpose as any other 
sign"; 
"Yard, Side An open space extending for the full length of the main building 

between the nearest point of the building and its corresponding side lot 
line and extending from the front yard to the rear yard"; 
MOVED: That SECTION 2 - DEFINITIONS of the Zoning By-Law be amended by 
adding thereto in its appropriate alphabetical location definition of the term "Green Strip" 
which shall provide as follows: 
"Green Strip An area landscaped with grass, trees, or shrubs and which shall not be 

built upon, paved, parked upon, or used for vehicular traffic"; 
and by striking definitions of the terms "Sign, Temporary" and "Yard, Side" and substi- 
tuting in their place the following definitions: 

"Sign, Temporary Any sign intended to be exhibited for a period of not more than 30 
days during any twelve (12) month period and which sign shall be gov- 
erned by the same standards as to size, location, and purpose as any 
other sign"; 

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"Yard, Side An open space extending for the full length of the main building 

between the nearest point of the building and its corresponding side lot 
line and extending from the front yard to the rear yard", 
a 2/3 vote is required. Motion voted unanimously. 

Article 49. To see if the Town will vote to amend SECTION 4 - USE REGULA- 
TIONS of the Zoning by-Law by deleting therefrom Sections 4.3.4.1 and 4.3.6A, Part 7 
and substituting in their places the following: 

"4.3.4.1 No trailers or other vehicles designed or used for living or office pur- 
poses, whether on wheels or otherwise, and including so-called "mobile homes" 
shall hereafter be allowed to remain in the Town for a total of more than thirty (30) 
days in any twelve (12) month period except when stored; provided, however, the 
Board of Appeals may permit such use as a temporary use for a longer period. No 
"trailer coach park" as defined in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140 shall be 
permitted in the Town. This section shall not apply to trailers being used in connec- 
tion with an active construction project and which may be allowed with the permis- 
sion of the Building Inspector."; 

"4.3.6A, Part 7. 7. The open display or storage of goods, products, materials, 
or equipment in connection with the main use conducted in a completely enclosed 
building on the same premises, subject to the condition that no portion of the open 
use extends nearer to any street or lot line than the corresponding yard requirements 
specified for buildings in the same District; except that in any business or light 
industry district, for a period commencing on November 26 of any year and subject 
to complete removal no later than December 31 of the same year, Christmas trees, 
wreaths, swags, and similar natural decorations may be stored, displayed, and sold 
whether or not they are connected with the main use of the enclosed building on the 
same premises provided that setback and green strip conditions are observed."; and 
further 
To see if the Town will vote to amend SECTION 4 - USE REGULATIONS of the 
Zoning By-Law by adding thereto a new Paragraph 4.3.4.3 which shall read as follows: 

"4.3.4.3 Except for those trailers approved by the Building Inspector in connec- 
tion with an active construction project, in addition to the requirements for a Spe- 
cial Permit, any trailer, or any non-operative or unregistered motor vehicle, regard- 
less of its use, remaining in any Business of Light Industry District for more than 
thirty (30) days shall be subject to all provisions of this Bylaw and all rules and reg- 
ulations pertaining to buildings or structures in that district." 
MOVED: That SECTION 4 - USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning By-Law be 
amended by deleting therefrom Sections 4.3.4.1 and 4.3.6A, Part 7 and substituting in 
their places the following: 

"4.3.4.1 No trailers or other vehicles designed or used for living or office pur- 

poses, whether on wheels or otherwise, and including so-called 'mobile 
homes" shall hereafter by allowed to remain in the Town for a total of 
more than thirty (30) days in any twelve (12) month period except when 
stored; provided, however, the Board of Appeals may permit such use as a 
temporary use for a longer period. No "trailer coach park" as defined in 
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140 shall be permitted in the Town. 
This section shall not apply to trailers being used in connection with an 
active construction project and which may be allowed with the permission 
of the Building Inspector."; 

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4.3.6A, Part 7. 7. The open display or storage of goods, products, materials, or equipment 
in connection with the main use conducted in a completely enclosed build- 
ing on the same premises, subject to the condition that no portion of the 
open use extends nearer to any street or lot line than the corresponding 
yard requirements specified for buildings in the same District; except that 
in any business or light industry district, for a period commencing on the 
fourth Friday in November of any year and subject to complete removal 
not later than December 31 of the same year, Holiday trees, wreaths, 
swags, and similar natural decorations may be stored, displayed, and sold 
whether or not they are connected with the main use of the enclosed build- 
ing on the same premises provided that setback and green strip conditions 
are observed;" and further 
MOVED: That SECTION 4 - USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning By-Law be 
amended by adding thereto a new Paragraph 4.3.4.3 which shall read as follows; 
"4.3.4.3 Except for those trailers approved by the Building Inspector in connection 

with an active construction project, in addition to the requirements for a 
Special Permit, any trailer, or any non-operative or unregistered motor 
vehicle, regardless of its use, remaining in any Business of Light Industry 
District for more than thirty (30) days shall be subject to all provisions of 
this Bylaw and all rules and regulations pertaining to buildings or struc- 
tures in that district." 
A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted only 3 votes being in the negative. 
Article 50. To see if the Town will vote to amend SECTION 5 - AREA REGULA- 
TIONS, and NOTES of the Zoning By-Law be amended by striking therefrom Subsection 
5.4.7 and inserting in its place and stead the following Section 5.4.7; 

"5.4.7 In determining maximum coverage as set forth in the Table of Area 
Regulations, only that portion of the lot that may be dedicated to allowable uses 
shall be used in making that calculation. Not more than fifty (50%) percent of wet- 
lands, water areas, and slopes greater than forty-five (45) degrees shall be used in 
determining maximum coverage. The maximum permitted coverage shall include, 
but not be limited to all access roads and parking areas including reserve parking." 
MOVED: That SECTION 5 - AREA REGULATIONS, TABLE, AND NOTES of the 
Zoning By-Law be amended by striking therefrom Subsection 5.4.7 and inserting in its 
place and stead the following Section 5.4.7; 

"5.4.7 In determining maximum coverage as set forth in the Table of Area Regu- 

lations, only that portion of the lot that may be dedicated to allowable uses 
shall be used in making that calculation. Not more than fifty (50%) percent 
of wetlands, water areas, and slopes greater than forty-five (45°) degrees 
shall be used in determining maximum coverage. The maximum permitted 
coverage shall include, but not be limited to all access roads and parking 
areas including reserve parking." 
A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 51. To see if the Town will vote to amend SECTION 6 - SIGN REGULA- 
TIONS of the Zoning By-Law by adding or amending certain paragraphs of Subsection 
6.3 as follows; 

By adding new Paragraphs 6.3.2.1,6.3.2.2 and 6.3.14 and be deleting existing Para- 
graphs 6.2.2 and 6.3.8; and substituting new Paragraphs 6.2.2 and 6.3.8 which new or 
amended paragraphs shall read as follows; 

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"6.3.2.1 Strings of flags or pennants, streamers, ribbons, spinners, or other moving 
devices are prohibited. 

6.3.2.2 In any business or light industry district, except for the period of time each 
year beginning with Thanksgiving and ending on January 15, of the ensuing year, 
strings of lights or other similar devices are prohibited. 

6.3.14 In addition to the area covered by announcements of specific public events, 
window signs may cover no more than twenty-five (25%) percent of the window 
surface area as provided under the definition of Surface Area of Signs. 
6.2.2 Temporary Signs: A permit for a temporary accessory or business sign may 
be issued by the Building Inspector for thirty (30) days and may be renewed for one 
additional thirty (30) day period during any twelve (12) month period. 
6.3.8 Movable or portable signs such as those used in connection with gas filling 
stations, automobile dealers, and garage activities are prohibited, except for the nor- 
mal business signs that are permanently affixed to trucks or other commercial vehi- 
cles legally parked at those of the owner or employee that the vehicles are those of 
the owner of employee of the business conducted on the premises in the course of 
normal business activity."; 
MOVED: That SECTION 6 - SIGN REGULATIONS of the Zoning By-Law be 
amended by adding or amending certain paragraphs of Subsection 6.3 as follows: 

By adding new Paragraphs 6.3.2.1 and 6.3.2.2 and by deleting existing Paragraphs 
6.2.2 and 6.3.8; and substituting new Paragraphs 6.2.2 and 6.3.8 which new or amended 
paragraphs shall read as follows: 
"6.3.2.1 Strings of flags or pennants, streamers, ribbons, spinners, or other moving 

devices are prohibited. 
6.3.2.2 In any business or light industry district, except for the period of time each 

year beginning with Thanksgiving and ending on January 15, of the ensu- 
ing year, strings of lights or other similar devices are prohibited. 
6.2.2 Temporary Signs: A permit for a temporary accessory or business sign 

may be issued by the Building Inspector for thirty (30) days and may be 
renewed for one additional thirty (30) day period during any twelve (12) 
month period. 
6.3.8 Movable or portable signs such as those used in connection with gas filling 

stations, automobile dealers, and garage activities are prohibited, except for 
the normal business signs that are permanently affixed to trucks of other 
commercial vehicles legally parked at a premises, provided that the vehicles 
are those of the owner or employee of the business conducted on the 
premises or are on the premises in the course of normal business activity." 
A 2/3 vote is required. Voice vote questioned and the Moderator called for a hand 
count. Yes 71 No 30 
Motions is adopted. 

Article 52 To see if the Town will vote to amend SECTION 6-SIGN REGULA- 
TIONS of the Zoning By-Law by adding a new Paragraph 6.5.7 to Subsection 6.5 which 
Paragraph shall read as follows" 

"6.5.7 In the downtown business district, each premises may display one unlet- 
tered cloth flag no larger than twenty (20) square feet that may extend over the 
sidewalk no closer than two (2) feet from the curbline nor eight (8) feet above the 
sidewalk. Lettered flags may be displayed only as temporary signs accordingly to 
Paragraph 6.2.2 of this Zoning By-Law."; 

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A 2/3 vote is required. Moderator questioned the voice vote and called for a hand 
count. Yes 80, No. 20. Motion is adopted. 

Article 53 To see if the Town will vote to amend SECTION 5-USE REGULA- 
TIONS of the Zoning By-Law by adding a new paragraph at the end of that portion of the 
table of use regulations under Section 4.2 entitled "Agriculture" which paragraph shall 
appear as the last paragraph under that heading and read as follows: 
"4.2 Agricultural Residential Non- Official and 

Residential Open Space 
USE District 

Retail sale of Christmas trees, R-AR-B R-C DB WB HB LI OS 

wreaths, swags, and similar natural 

decorations for a period commencing No No No SPSPYesYes No"; 

on November 26 of any year and 
subject to complete removal not later 
than December 3 1 of such year 

and further 

To see if the Town will vote to amend SECTION 4-USE REGULATIONS of the 
Zoning By-Law by striking the third paragraph of that portion of the table of use regula- 
tions under Section 4.2 entided "Wholesale & Manufacturing" in its entirety and sub- 
stituting the following three paragraphs: 

4.2 Wholesale & Manufacturing Residential Non- Official and 

Residential Open Space 
USE District 

Storage yard, warehouse (but not a R-A R-B R-C DB WB HB LI OS 

distribution plant) for: construction 

supplies and equipment, firewood, No No No No No No SP No 

or building material, whether or not 
produced on the premises. 

Storage yard, warehouse, or distri- No No No No No No SP No 

bution plant for textiles, food prod- 
ucts, household supplies, and any 
products of manufacturing activi- 
ties permitted in this District pro- 
vided the items are used or pro- 
duced on the premises 

Storage yard, warehouse, or distri- No No No No No No No No 

bution plant for: textiles, food prod- 
ucts, household supplied, and any 
products of manufacturing activi- 
ties permitted in this District, when 
items are not used for produced on 
the premises. 

and further 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4-USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning 
By-Law by striking the first paragraph of that portion of the table of use regulations under 
Section 4.2 entitled "All Uses" in its entirety and substituting the following paragraph: 

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Residential Non- 


Official and 


Residential 


Open Space 




District 


I- A R-B R-C DB WB HB LI 


OS 


SP SP SP SPSPSPSP 


SP"; 



"4.2 All Uses 

USE 

Temporary structures including 
trailers, with the exception of trail- 
ers being used in connection with 
an active construction project for 
storage of materials or equipment 

MOVED: that SECTION 4-USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning By-Law be 
amended by adding a new paragraph at the end of that portion of the table os use regula- 
tions under Section 4.2 entitled "Agriculture" which paragraph shall appear as the last 
paragraph under that heading and read as follows: 



'4.2 



Agricultural 



Residential 



Non- 
Residential 



R- A R-B R-C DB WB HB LI 



Official and 
Open Space 
District 

OS 



USE 

Retail sale of Holiday trees, 
wreaths, swags, and similar natural 

decorations for a period commenc- No No No SPSPYes Yes No"; 

ing on the fourth Friday in Novem- 
ber of any year and subject to com- 
plete removal not later than Decem- 
ber 31 of such year; and further 

MOVED: That SECTION 4-USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning By-Law by strik- 
ing the first paragraph of that portion of the table of use regulations under Section 4.2 
entided "All Uses" in its entirety and substituting the following paragraph: 



All Uses 



Residential 



Non- 
Residential 



R- A R-B R-C DB WB HB LI 



Official and 

Open Space 

District 

OS 



SP SP SP SPSPSPSP 



SP"; 



With the exception of trailers being 
used in connection with an active 
construction project, temporary 
structures including trailers for 
storage of materials or equipment. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted unanimously, 

Article 54. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII of the General By- 
Laws, Safety and Public Order, be deleting therefrom the second paragraph of Subsec- 
tion (a) and all of Subsection (b) of Section 29 and substituting in their place the follow- 
ing paragraphs: 

(a) "If the number of parking spaces in any such area is more than fifteen (15) 
but not more than twenty-five (25), one (1) parking space; more than twenty-five 
(25) but not more than forty (40, five percent (5%) of such spaces but not less than 
two (2); more than forty (40) but not more than one hundred (100), four percent 
(4%) of such spaces but not less than three (3); more than one hundred (100) but 
not more than two hundred (200), three percent (3%) of such spaces but not less 
than four (4); more than two hundred (200) but not more than five hundred (500), 
two percent (2%) of such spaces but not less than six (6); more than five hundred 
(500) but not more than one thousand (1,000), one and one-half percent 1.5%) of 
such spaces but not less than ten (10); more than one thousand (1,000) but not more 



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than two thousand (2,000) , one percent (1%) of such spaces but not less than fif- 
teen (15); more than two thousand (2,000) but not more than five thousand (5,000), 
three-fourths of one percent (0.75%) of such spaces but not less than twenty (20); 
and more than five thousand (5,000), one-half of one percent (0.5%) of such spaces 
but not less than thirty (30). 

(b) No person or body shall leave an unauthorized vehicle within a parking 
space designated as reserved for vehicles owned and operated by disabled veterans 
or handicapped persons as authorized in subparagraph (a) of this section or in such 
manner as to obstruct a curb ramp designated for use by disabled veterans or handi- 
capped persons as means of ingress or egress to a street or public way. The penalty 
for violation shall be Twenty-Five and no/100 (S25.00) Dollars." 
MOVED: That Article VII of the General By-Laws, Safety and Public Order, be 
amended by deleting therefrom the second paragraph of Subsection (a) and all of Subsec- 
tion (b) of Section 29 and substituting in their place the following paragraphs; 

:If the number of parking spaces in any such area is more than fifteen (15) but 
not more than twenty-five (25), one (1) parking space; more than twenty-five (25) 
but not more than forty (40), five percent (5%) of such spaces but not less than two 
(2); more than forty (40) but not more than one hundred (100), four percent (4%) of 
such spaces but not less than three (3); more than one hundred (100) but not more 
than two hundred (200), three percent (3%) of such spaces but not less than four 
(4); more than two hundred (200) but not more than five hundred (500), two per- 
cent (2%) of such spaces but not less than six (6); more than five hundred (500) but 
not more than one thousand (1,000), one and one-half percent (1.5%) of such 
spaces but not less than ten (10); more than one thousand (1,000), one and one-half 
percent (1.5%) of such spaces but not less than ten (10); more than one thousand 
(1,000) but not more than two thousand (2,000), one percent (1%) of such spaces 
but not less than fifteen (15); more than two thousand (2,000) but not more than 
five thousand (5,000), three-fourths of one percent (0.75%) of such spaces but not 
less than twenty (20); and more than five thousand (5,000), one-half of one percent 
(0.5%) of such spaces but not less than thirty (30). 

(b) No person or body shall leave an unauthorized vehicle within a parking 
space designated as reserved for vehicles owned and operated by disabled veterans 
or handicapped persons as authorized in subparagraph (a) of this section orin such 
manner as to obstruct a curb ramp designated for use by disabled veterans of handi- 
capped persons as means of ingress or egress to a street or public way. The penalty 
for violation shall be Twenty-Five and no/100 (S25.00) Dollars." 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 55. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article II of the General By-Laws 
Town Meeting, by adding to the existing paragraph constituting Section 3, the paragraph 
designation (a) and by adding a new paragraph (b) to Section 3 which shall provide as 
follows: 

"(b) At least ten (10) days prior to the printing of the Warrant for any Special or 
Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen shall provide the By-Law Commit- 
tee for its review any proposed article which involves a change in or an addition to 
the By-Laws of the Town of Cohasset", 
MOVED: That Article II of the General By-Laws, TOWN MEETING, be amended 
by adding to the existing paragraph constituting Section 3, the paragraph designation (a) 
and by adding a new paragraph (b) to Section 3 which shall provide as follows; 

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"(b) At least ten (10) days prior to the printing of the Warrant for any Special or 
Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen shall provide the By-Law Commit- 
tee for its review any proposed article which involves a change in or an addition to 
the By-Laws of the Town of Cohasset." 

Motion is adopted. 

Article 56. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds, or borrow a sum of money to meet the Town's increased share of the cost 
of the design and construction of a waste water disposal system in accordance with the 
Ward Plan, all as more particularly defined in Article 16 of the Warrant for the May 2, 1988 
Special Town Meeting; and to meet the increased appropriation, the Town be authorized to, 
among other things, borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust. 

MOVED: That this Article be postponed to an adjourned session of this Meeting. 

Motion is adopted. 

Article 57. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds, or borrow a sum of money to meet the Town's increased share of the cost 
of the design and construction of a waste water disposal system in accordance with the 
Ward Plan, all as more particularly defined in Article 17 of the Warrant for the May 2, 1988 
Special Town Meeting, and to meet the increased appropriation, the Town be authorized to, 
among other things, borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust. 

MOVED: That this Article be postponed to an adjourned session of this Meeting. 

Motion is adopted. 

Article 58 . To see if the Town will take be eminent domain for the purpose of high- 
way construction temporary easements on portions of two parcels of land located on Doane 
Street, as indicated on Lots 33 and 34 of Assessors Map 36 and further delineated on the 
plan entitled "Replacement of Culverts at Doane and Beechwood Street dated May 4, 1989: 
which plans are on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Maps Article 58". 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 59. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, or borrow the sum of Ninety Thousand and no/100 (S90,000.00) Dollars for the pur- 
pose of purchasing and equipping a Class I Ambulance replacing the Town Ambulance 
known as A-28, a 1985 Ford/Wheeled Coach Vehicle; the funds so raised and appropriated, 
transferred or borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Fire Chief. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 60. To see if the Town will accept Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1990, Mas- 
sachusetts Legislature Regular Session, relative to sprinkler systems in structures or 
buildings with four or more dwellings units. 

MOVED: That the Town accept Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1989 Massachusetts Leg- 
islature Regular Session, relative to sprinkler systems in structures of buildings with four 
or more dwelling units. 

Motion is adopted unanimously., 

Article 61. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article IX of the General By- 
Laws, Harbor, by deleting from Section 1 thereof, Paragraph (b) and substituting in its 
place the following: 

"(b)" "Cohasset Harbor" consists of the body of water lying inside a straight 
line projected across the channel from White Head dolphin at Long's Point to 
White Rock and shall not include the channel extending seaward beyond that point. 

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MOVED: That Article IX of the General By-Laws, Harbor, be amended by deleting 
from Section 1 thereof, Paragraph (b) and substituting in its place the following: 

(b) "Cohasset Harbor' consists of the body of water lying inside a straight line 
projected across the channel from White Head dolphin at Long's Point to White 
Rock and shall not include the channel extending seaward beyond that point." 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 62 To see if the Town will vote to accept a Collective Bargaining Agreement 
by and between the Town of Cohasset and the local bargaining unit of C.L.A.S.S. and to see 
what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate to effectuate the Agreement. 
MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 63. To see if the Town will vote to create a Regional Refuse Disposal Plan- 
ning committee pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, 
Section 44 A for the purpose of carrying out the responsibilities and function set forth in 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44A through 44D; such Committee to consist of 
three (3) residents appointed by the Moderator. 

MOVED: That a Regional Refuse Disposal Planning Committee be created pur- 
suant to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 44A for the 
purpose of carrying out the responsibilities and functions set forth in Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Laws, Chapter 44A through 44D; such Committee to consist of three (3) residents 
appointed by the moderator. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 64. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article III of the General By- 
Laws, ELECTED OFFICERS, by deleting therefrom Section 2(3) and relettering Para- 
graph 2(f) as Paragraphs 2 (e) through 2(j) and by deleting therefrom Section 5(c) thereof 
and substituting the following Section 5(c): 

"(c) The Board of Assessors shall annually establish or cause to be established 
the fair market value for all real estate and personal property in the Town and shall 
assess taxes accordingly, as provided under Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Laws. 
MOVED: That Article III of the General By-Laws, ELECTED OFFICERS, be 
amended by deleting therefrom Section 2(3) and relettering paragraphs 2(f) through 2(k) 
as Paragraphs 2(e) through 2(j) and be deleting therefrom Section 5e(c) thereof and sub- 
stituting the following Section 5(c): 

"(c) The Board of Assessors shall annually establish or cause to be established 
the fair market value for all real estate and personal property in the Town and shall 
assess taxes accordingly, as provided under Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Laws." 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 65. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VI of the General Bylaws, 
MUNICIPAL FINANCE, by deleting therefrom Section 3 and substituting in its place 
the following Section 3: 

"Section 3. Town Officers, Boards and Committees shall comply with Mas- 
sachusetts statues regarding solicitation of bids relating to public works projects, 
public buildings and municipal contracts including, without limitation: Mas- 
sachusetts General Law, Chapter 30B; Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 30, 
Sections 39A through 39M; and Massachusetts General Law Chapter 149, Sections 
44A through 441. 

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MOVED: That Article VI of the General By-Laws, MUNICIPAL FINANCE, be 

amended by deleting therefrom Section 3 and substituting in its place the following Sec- 
tion 3: 

"Section 3. Town Officers, Boards and Committees shall comply with Mas- 
sachusetts statues regarding solicitation of bids relating to public works projects, 
public buildings and municipal contracts including, without limitation: Mas- 
sachusetts General Law, Chapter 30, Section 39A through 39M;Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Law, Chapter 30, Sections 39A through 39M; and Massachusetts General Law 
Chapter 149, Sections 44 A through 441. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 66. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article III of the General Bylaws, 
ELECTED OFFICIALS, by deleting from Section 11 thereof Paragraph (e) and (f) and 
substituting in their place the following Paragraph (e) and (0: 

(e) The Sewer Commissioners shall establish fees for the use of the Town 
sewer system. Such fees shall be based upon the volume of water used and shall be 
approved by vote of the Town Meeting. 

(f) The Sewer Commissioners may from time to time prescribe rules and regu- 
lations for the connection of estates and buildings with sewers, and for inspection 
of materials, the construction, alteration and use of all connection entering into such 
sewers, and may prescribe penalties for each violation of any such rule or regula- 
tion as authorized by law. 

MOVED: That Article III of the General Bylaws, ELECTED OFFICIALS, be 
amended by deleting from Section 1 1 thereof Paragraphs (e) and (f) and substituting in 
their place the following Paragraphs (e) and (f): 

"(e) The Sewer Commissioners shall establish fees for the use of the Town 
sewer system. Such fees shall be based upon volume of water used and shall be 
approved by vote of the Town Meeting. 

(f) The Sewer Commissioners may from time to time prescribe rules and regu- 
lations for the connection of estates and buildings with sewers, and for inspection 
of materials, the construction, alteration and use of all penalties for each violation 
of any such rule or regulation as authorized by law. 
Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 67. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Board of Selectmen to peti- 
tion the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to amend Section 12 of 
Chapter 65 of the Acts of 1962 by striking the words "not exceeding Twenty and no/100 
($20.00) Dollars, for each violation of any such rule or regulation" and substituting there- 
for the words "Not exceeding One Thousand and no/100 ($1,000.00) Dollars for each 
violation of any such rule or regulation by a domestic user and not exceeding Five Thou- 
sand and no/100 ($5,000.00) Dollars for each violation of any such rule or regulation by a 
commercial or industrial user", so that Section 12 shall read as follows: 

"The Board of Sewer Commissioners may, from time to time, prescribe rules 
and regulations for the connection of estates and buildings with sewers, and for 
inspection of the materials, the structure, alteration, and use of all connections 
entering into such sewers, and may prescribe penalties, not exceeding One Thou- 
sand and no/100 ($1,000.00) Dollars for each violation of any such rule or regula- 
tion by domestic user and not exceeding Five Thousand and no/100 ($5,000.00) 
Dollars for each violation of any such rule or regulation by a commercial or indus- 
trial user. Such rules and regulations shall be published at least once a week for 

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three consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in the Town of Cohasset if 
there be any, or if not, then in some newspaper published in the County of Norfolk 
and shall not take effect until such publications have been made." 
MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be instructed to petition the General Court of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to amend Section 12 of Chapter 65 of the Acts of 
1962 by striking the words "not exceeding Twenty and no/100 ($20.00) Dollars, for each 
violation of any such rule or regulation" and substituting therefor the words "not exceed- 
ing One Thousand and no/100 (SI, 000.00) Dollars for each violation of any such rule or 
regulation by a domestic user and not exceeding Five Thousand and no/100 ($5, 000.00) 
Dollars for each violation of any such rule or regulation by a commercial or industrial 
user", so that Section 12 shall read as follows: 

"The Board of Sewer Commissioners may, from time to time, prescribe rules 
and regulations for the connection of estates and buildings with sewers, and for 
inspection of the materials, the structure, alteration, and use of all connections 
entering into such sewers, and may prescribe penalties, not exceeding One Thou- 
sand and no/100 (SI ,000.00) Dollars for each violation of any such rule or regula- 
tion by domestic user and not exceeding Five Thousand and no/100 ($5,000.00) 
Dollars for each violation of any such rule or regulation by a commercial or indus- 
trial user. Such rules and regulations shall be published at least once a week for 
three consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in the Town of Cohasset, if 
there by any, or if not, then in some newspaper published in the County of Norfolk, 
and shall not take effect until such publications have been made." 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Article 68. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
accept a gift of a parcel of land from Abigail Silk Wales, which land is located off 
Atlantic Avenue; consisting of approximately 30,750 square feet of land and is shown as 
Parcel No. 19 on Assessors' Map, a copy of a portion of which is on file with the office of 
the Town Clerk and endorsed, "Plan Article 67"; the authorization to accept the gift is 
contingent including, without limitation, tide cost, deed preparation costs, survey costs, 
and recording fees. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to accept a gift of a parcel of 
land from Abigail Silk Wales, which land is located off Adantic Avenue consisting of 
approximately 30,750 square feet of land and is shown as Parcel No. 19 on Assessors' 
Map 28, a copy of a portion of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk and 
endorsed, "Plan Article 67"; the authorization to accept the gift any cost including, with- 
out limitation, tide costs, deed preparation cost, survey costs, and recording fees. 
Motion is defeated. 

Article 69. To see if the Town will vote to take by eminent domain for the purpose 
of maintaining a drain system, a certain parcel of land owned by DJ. Buckley Co., which 
and is located off of Forest Avenue and is shown as parcel 82 on Assessors Map 11, a 
copy of a portion of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Plan 
Article 68"; and to effectuate such taking, to see what sum of money the Town will raise 
and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow. 

MOVED: That the Town takes by eminent domain for the purpose of maintaining a 
drain system, a certain parcel of land owned by DJ. Buckley Co., which land is located 
off of Forest Avenue and is shown as Parcel 82 on Assessors' Map 1 1, a copy of a portion 
of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, "Plan Article 68"; and 
to effectuate such taking, the sum of One Thousand and no/100 ($1,000.00) be raised and 

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appropriated from taxation for the cost of the taking and expenses relating thereto. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motions is adopted unanimously. 

Notice is hereby given by Richard Henderson that a motion to reconsider the follow- 
ing Article will be made at an adjourned session of this meeting on May 29, 1991: Arti- 
cle 45: No objections were raised. 

Robert Davenport then asked permission of the Meeting that he make a motion to 
reconsider the action taken under article 26 on Monday, April 8, 1991. There being objec- 
tion, the Moderator denied such permission. 

It was moved by Rocco Laugelle, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen that this 
meeting be adjourned until April 13, 1991 at 8:00 a.m. for the Town Election. Motion 
was voted unanimously at 10:35 p.m. 

At the conclusion of the Town Election, motion was made to adjourn the Annual 
Town Meeting to meet again on Wednesday, May 29, 1991 at 7:30 RM. at the Cohasset 
High School Auditorium. 

The continuation of the Town Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 29, 1991 at the 
Cohasset High School. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. At that 
the following were present: Edwin H. Tebbetts, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, 
William D. Weeks, Moderator, Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk, Ronald M. Campbell, and 
Patricia Desmond, Mariner reporter. 

At 7:32 P.M. on motion made and seconded, the Moderator adjourned this meeting to 
be continued on Wednesday, June 26, 1991 at 7:30 P.M. at Cohasset High School Audito- 
rium. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING - JUNE 26, 1991 

Wednesday night checkers previously appointed by the Town Clerk reported to work 
at 7:00 p.m. and tellers were Raymond Buckley, Arthur Lehr, Jr., Grace Tuckerman, and 
Louise Flint. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:55 P.M. and a quorum of 
one hundred was present at that time. A total of 403 registered voters were checked in. 

The following resolution was offered by F. Roy Fitzsimmons, Chairman of the Com- 
mittee to Survey the Structure and Function of Town Government. 

WHEREAS JEAN B. COTTON has served six (6) years on the Committee to Sur- 
vey the Structure and Function of Town Government, one year as Chairman; 

WHEREAS she previously served for six (6) years on the Advisory Committee, four 
years as Chairman: 

WHEREAS her interest in children was shown by her years of service with the Par- 
ent Teachers Association (PTA), Cohasset Brownies and Girl Scouts; 

WHEREAS her interest in Town Government and assisting her neighbors was 
shown by her service with the Cohasset Chapter of the Ixague of Women Voters, mem- 
bership on the Board of Directors of the Community Center and her twenty (20) years of 
voluntary service as the manager of the Consignment Shop for the Cohasset Social Ser- 
vice League; 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset in Annual Town 
Meeting assembled on this twenty sixth (26th) day of June 1991 record their deep appre- 
ciation and thanks for the services rendered by JEAN B. COTTON and further, that it is 
the expressed wish of the citizens here assembled that she may enjoy good health, happi- 
ness and a feeling of satisfaction in knowing that she has made a difference and a contri- 
bution to the future of the Town of Cohasset. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 



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MOVED: that Article 3 be reconsidered 
Motions to reconsider is approved. 

Article 3 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 3 as adopted at a previous session of 
this Town Meeting be amended as follows: 

By striking the figure 512,973,421.00 as appearing in the first line thereof and substi- 
tuting in its place the figure 512,958,012.00; 

By striking the figure 512,868,754.00 as appearing in the first line thereof and substi- 
tuting in its place the figure 512,848,524.00; 

By striking the figure 512,868,754.00 as appearing in line eight thereof and substitut- 
ing in its place the figure 512,848,524.00; 

By striking the figure 511,777,231.00 as appearing in line twenty-one there of and 
substituting in its place the figure 511,581,822.00; 

And by adding thereto as sources of funding the sum 582,291.00 from Overlay Sur- 
plus and the sum of 597,709.00 from Free Cash so that the main motion on Article Three 
will read as follows: 

Article 3 

MOVED: That this Article be considered, covered and acted upon in one vote; that 
the sum of S 12,958,012.00 is appropriated, the sum of 5109,433.00 for salaries of elected 
Town Officials as follows: Town Clerk, 532,122.00; Clerk, Board of Registrars, 5329.00; 
Highway Surveyor, 533,918.00; Moderator, 51.00; Treasurer/Collector, 533,918.00; 
Selectmen, S5, 500.00; Assessors, 53,700.00 for the ensuing fiscal year, and that 
SI 2,848,524.00 for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Interest, Maturing 
Debt and other charges for various department for the ensuing year being recommended 
for all purposes, shown in Appendix A, pages 4 through 9 inclusive, of the Annual Town 
Meeting Warrant for April 6, 1991, a copy of which Appendix is filled herewith, and to 
meet the appropriation, the following be transferred from Wadleigh Park Trust, 5475.00; 
Robert Charles Billings Trust, 595.00; and Billings - Pratt Trust, 583.00; Wheelwright, 
SI, 350.00; Income from Trust Funds - Cemeteries; Woodside, 56,800.00; Beechwood, 
S650.00; Perkins, 5290.00; from the Pension Reserve Account, 570,000.00; 582,291.00 
from Overlay Surplus; 597,709.00 from Free Cash; and the balance as follows: from 
Water Revenue, 51,116,447.00; and from taxation, the sum of 511,581,822.00. 



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APPENDIX A 



Advisory Comittee's Recommendations, Article 3 
Annual Town Meeting April 6, 1991 
Expended 
and 



11 



13 



15 



19 



25 



29 



35 



39 



45 



Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 










Selectmen: 










Personal Services 


$44,901 


$44,901 


$48,133 


$50,639 


General Expenses 


10,545 


10,491 


7,625 


7,950 


Capital Outlay 






300 




Equipment Rental 


3,900 


3,446 


7,400 


7,100 


Collective Bargaining 


7,500 


13,230 


7,500 


7,500 


Midge Control 


2,000 


1,753 


2,000 


2,000 


Executive Secretary: 










Personal Services 


47,303 


46,852 


50,671 


51,694 


General Expenses 


1,525 


1,525 


1,565 


1,345 


Parking Clerk: 










General Expenses 


2,500 


1,775 


2,350 


2,200 


Moderator: 










Personal Services 


1 


1 


1 


1 


Advisory Committee: 










Genera] Expenses 


345 


332 


345 


335 


Reserve Fund: 










Reserve Fund 


150,000 


105,590 


125,000 


125,000 


Elections & Town Meeting: 










Personal Services 


11,052 


13,371 


15,966 


16,850 


General Expenses 


2,860 


3,119 


6,080 


5,195 


Town Reports: 










General Expenses 


5,000 


3,524 


5,000 


5,000 


Town Meeting Warrant 


3,000 


4,260 


3,000 


3,350 


Town Accountant: 










Personal Services 


65,635 


60,993 


69,394 


67,676 


General Expenses 


2,365 


768 


1,535 


1,535 


Capital Outlay 








4,000 


Central Computer 


23,416 


23,101 


22,489 


24,223 


Assessors: 










Personal Services 


40,802 


39,973 


43,814 


43,414 


General Expenses 


21,841 


13,414 


18,416 


17,616 


Treasurer-Collector: 










Personal Services 


76,706 


76,640 


79,926 


79,925 


General Expenses 


16,053 


17,026 


13,861 


13,861 


Capital Outlay 






3,000 




Tax Liens/Foreclosures 


6,500 


6,403 


5,500 


5,500 


Banking Services 


6,362 


6,282 


7,362 


7,362 


Town Clerk: 










Personal Services 


48,286 


48,286 


52,278 


53,388 


General Expenses 


1,045 


987 


1,110 


1,125 


Capital Outlay 






2,500 




Law: 










General Expenses 


6,000 


1,736 


6,000 


4,000 


Town Counsel 


50,000 


50,000 


50,000 


50,000 


Special Counsel Legal Fees 


11,337 


11,337 







87 









Expended 












and 






Dept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 1 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


47 


Personnel Committee: 












General Expenses 


220 


49 


220 


220 


61 


Zoning Board of Appeals: 












General Expenses 


2,790 


2,623 


2,790 


2,790 j 


63 


Planning Board: 












Personal Services 


9,914 


9,660 


10,743 


9,761 




General Expenses 


2,100 


1,759 


2,100 


2,100 




Engineering Services 


17,105 


6,286 


10,000 


7,000 


65 


Town Hall: 












Personal Services 


22,610 


22,251 


22,502 


19,853 




General Expenses 


22,800 


23,452 


22,430 


24,800 




Telephone Expense 


8,480 


8,506 


8,600 


8,240 i| 




Capital Outlay 


3,000 


3,000 


400 




66 


Town Buildings: 












General Expenses 


1,275 


1,261 


1,275 


2,300 j 


71 


Pensions: 












Norfolk County Retirement 


393,384 


393,383 


421,091 


450,045 




Non-Contributory Pensions 


3,800 


3,317 


3,350 


3,325 j 


76 


Insurance: 












General Expenses 


344,047 


271,370 


288,457 


310,100 ! 




Group Insurance 


621,500 


622,646 


692,324 


704,324 


91 


Unclassified: 












General Expenses 


1,315 


570 


1,250 


1,250 : 




Unemployment Insurance 


5,000 


10,505 


5,000 


5,000 




Audit of Accounts 






19,000 


15,000 




So. Shore Coalition 


-2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 




TOTAL GENERAL 












GOVERNMENT 


2,130,120 


1,993,754 


2,173,653 


2,227,900 




PUBLIC SAFETY 










101 


Police: 












Personal Services 


747,935 


730,381 


770,947 


742,972 




General Expenses 


54,425 


57,274 


54,425 


54,425 




Capital Outlay 


39,445 


39,240 


4,395 


30,700 


103 


Fire: 












Persona] Services 


832,090 


853,779 


832,090 


864,758 




General Expenses 


51,032 


48,195 


42,450 


42,000 




Capital Outlay 


3,000 


2,980 


4,500 






Fire & Police Headquarters 


17,250 


15,979 


16,950 


16,750 




Hydrant Services 


110,090 


107,137 


110,390 


110,390 




Out of State Travel 


300 








109 


Tree & Park: 












Personal Services 


85,537 


87,325 


87,820 


85,068 




General Expenses 


21,565 


23,971 


20,285 


18,775 




Capital Outlay 


1,900 


1,900 


3,250 


900 




Personal Services Trust Fund 


1,890 


1,442 


1,940 


2,003 


111 


Harbor: 












Personal Services 


33,708 


33,708 


36,701 


38,053 




General Expenses 


7,915 


6,820 


7,915 


7,913 




Capital Outlay 






4,000 





88 









Expended 












and 






Dept. 




Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 


112 


Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 




General Expenses 


220 




220 


220 


113 


Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


52,484 


43,161 


48,566 


43,966 




General Expenses 


9,965 


10,142 


8,805 


8,405 


119 


Sealer of Weights & Measures: 










Personal Services 


750 


750 


750 


750 




General Expenses 


350 


142 


275 


275 


121 


Wire: 












Personal Services 


73,047 


74,247 


56,743 


57,272 




General Expenses 


9,841 


12,391 


9,441 


9,440 




Capital Outlay 


2,195 


2,163 


1,695 


1,250 


131 


Civil Defense: 












Personal Services 


250 


250 


250 


250 




General Expenses 










133 


Dog Control: 












Personal Services 


4,164 


4,164 


4,581 


4,581 




General Expenses 


2,537 


3055 


2,121 


2,121 




TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 


2,164,385 


2,161,096 


2,132,005 


2,143,737 



200 



SCHOOLS 










Schools: 










1100 School Committee 


76,494 


30,412 


56,351 


52,278 


1200 Superintendent's Office 


94,500 


98,154 


99,001 


105,283 


1210 Asst. to the Supt. 


136,067 


131,661 






1220 Business Office 




10,566 


52,365 


52,440 


1230 Student Services 






106,869 


107,615 


2100 Supervision 


36,148 


37,663 


40,087 


39,299 


2200 Principals 


331,001 


362,183 


360,304 


364,350 


2300 Teaching '. 


3,090,356 


3,068,732 


3,245,305 


3,271,238 


2400 Textbooks 


23,303 


20,526 


35,800 


43,452 


2500 Library 


143,918 


152,907 


136,550 


138,247 


2600 Visual 


15,986 


12,143 


16,671 


12,272 


2700 Guidance 


155,076 


209,937 


162,978 


162,659 


3 100 Attendance 


14,345 


14,740 


15,444 


16,896 


3200 Health 


47,403 


50,310 


50,794 


52,978 


3310 Operation of Buses 


74,510 


80,409 


77,500 


81,075 


3350 Maintenance of Buses 


14,250 


18,883 


15,500 


18,500 


3370 Contracted Carriers 


37,575 


38,797 


38,154 


41,970 


35 10 Athletics 


78,319 


73,713 


82,798 


85,619 


3520 Student Activities 


12,734 


11,283 


13,380 


13,380 


4110 Custodial 


260,559 


268,734 


274,226 


290,483 


4120 Heat 


62,200 


62,879 


62,200 


62,200 


4130 Utilities 


105,600 


108,497 


108,600 


114,300 


4210 Maintenance/Grounds 


11,000 


10,807 


11,000 


10,000 


4220 Maintenance/Buildings 


89,805 


89,309 


105,201 


117,770 







Expended 










and 






Dept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


Fiscal 1992 




4230 Equip/Maint/Repair 1 1,899 


12,160 


12,565 


12,355 




5200 Fixed Expenditures 39,600 


28,504 


20,124 


2,800 




7200 Improvement/Buildings 1 , 100 


1,080 








7300 Acquisition/Equipment 17,096 


16,942 


21,127 


28,669 




7400 Replacement/Equipment 1 8, 1 76 


12,405 


17,504 


28,552 




9300 Other Than Public 295,763 


260,445 


299,865 


288,532 



TOTAL LOCAL SCHOOL 


5,294,783 


5,294,781 


5,538,263 


5,615,212 


S.S. /Regional School 










Assessment 


32,164 


31,024 


20,487 


20,993 


TOTAL SCHOOLS 


5,326,947 


5,325,805 


5,558,750 


5,636,205 


300 HIGHWAY 










Highway: 










Personal Services 


138,900 


138,462 


144,420 


146,672 


General Expenses 


65,567 


65,259 


59,227 


56,975 


Snow Removal 


45,000 


80,651 


45,000 


45,000 


Street Lighting 


44,000 


47,072 


45,500 


50,000 


Garage Expenses 


2,850 


2,475 


2,850 


2,850 


Salt Shed 


400 


55 


400 


400 


TOTAL HIGHWAYS & 










STREETS 


296,717 


333,974 


297,397 


301,897 


SANITATION 










403 Landfill: 










Personal Services 


55,252 


54,525 


57,419 


57,420 


General Expenses 


191,260 


191,260 


244,168 


216,241 


Capital Outlay 


12,070 


7,870 






Lease/Purchase Equipment 


18,010 


18,009 


15,409 


-0- 


Recycling: 










Recycling Expenses 


5,800 


5,453 






Engineering Services 


2,100 


2,100 


2,100 


2,100 


407 Sewer: 










Personal Services 


10,741 


9,614 


8,716 


3,674 


General Expenses 


134,908 


134,604 


141,574 


146,618 


Capital Outlay 


18,500 


18,500 


4,773 


4,773 


TOTAL SANITATION 


448,641 


441,935 


474,159 


430,826 



481 



482 



483 



OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL 


v 








Historical Commission: 










General Expenses 


85 


73 


100 


100 


Common Historical District: 










General Expenses 


85 


85 


85 


85 


Town Archivist: 










Personal Services 


1,250 


1,250 


500 


500 



90 



Expended 
and 
Dept. Appropriated Encumbered Appropriated Recommended 

No. Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1991 Fiscal 1992 



487 


Conservation Commission: 












Personal Services 


10,407 


10,407 


14,069 


17,472 




General Expenses 


2,060 


9,677 


2,070 


1,670 




TOTAL OTHER 












ENVIRONMENTAL 


13,887 


21,492 


16,824 


19,827 




HUMAN SERVICES 










501 


Board of Health: 












Personal Services 


61,871 


61,517 


66,715 


68,817 




General Expenses 


33,155 


32,022 


34,225 


32,123 




Capital Outlay 


3,573 


3,551 






503 


Social Service League: 












General Expenses 


21,629 


21,629 


29,702 


29,850 


sv 


Council on Aging: 












Personal Services 


22,727 


22,727 


28,393 


29,957 




General Expenses 


6,165 


6,152 


5,315 


3,836 




Capital Outlay 


380 


378 








Senior Center 


5,500 


5,500 


4,000 


4,000 


551 


Veterans' Services: 












Personal Services 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 




General Expenses 


5,200 


4,355 


5,200 


5,200 


560 


Fair Housing Committee: 












General Expenses 


120 




120 


100 


571 


Cemeteries: 












Personal Services 


14,532 


14,532 


15,002 


14,934 




General Expenses 


869 


866 


829 


830 




Personal Services Trust Fund 


7,047 


7,047 


7,500 


7,740 




Central Cemetery 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


580 


Handicapped Commission: 
General Expenses 








125 




TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 


185,843 


183,351 


200,076 


200,587 



CULTURE & RECREATION 

601 Library: 

Personal Services 172,861 169,698 179,596 183,912 

General Expenses 40,680 41,558 44,963 50,164 

621 Recreation: 

Personal Services 56,624 56,623 60,726 62,350 

General Expenses 3,725 3,709 3,725 4,040 

643 Celebrations: 

General Expenses 1,800 1,800 1,710 1,700 



TOTAL CULTURE & 
RECREATION 



275,690 



273,388 



290,720 



302,166 



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Expended 
and 

Dept. Appropriated Encumbered Appropriated Recommended' 

No. Appropriation Accounts Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1990 Fiscal 1991 Fiscal 1992 



700 DEBT SERVICE 
Debt Service: 

Maturing Debt-Principal 266,358 

Interest 212,949 



263,798 
177,614 



269,050 
234,245 



322,350 
256,070 



TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 


479,307 


441,412 


503,295 


578,420 


WATER DEPT.-SELF 










SUPPORTING 










Personal Services 


272,677 


249,468 


253,512 


253,095 


General Expenses 


165,369 


136,433 


157,204 


148,868 


Capital Outlay 


16,000 


5,140 


10,000 


9,000 


Norfolk Retirement System 39,7 1 1 


39,711 


42,983 


39,154 


Insurance Expenses 


43,093 


36,445 


41,543 


49,325 


Group Insurance 


29,486 


29,307 


34,452 


27,706 


Maturing Debt 


114,500 


114,935 


134,500 


251,200 


Interest 


123,990 


126,914 


120,458 


318,109 


Loan Payment to General Fund 30,000 


30,000 


20,000 


20,000 


TOTAL WATER DEPT. 


834,826 


768,353 


814,652 


1,116,447 


GRAND TOTAL 


S 12,156,363 


SI 1,944,560 


$12,461,531 


$12,958,012 


BUDGET ARTICLE 











Amendment to Article 3. Motion to amend is adopted. 
Main Motion is amended. VOTED - Motion is approved. 



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Article 4 

MOVED: That Article 4 be reconsidered. 

Motion for reconsideration is approved. 

Article 4 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 4 be amended to read as follows: 

"MOVED: That the Personnel Classification By-Law Schedule as heretofore 
adopted be amended by deleting the Compensation Step Rate Schedule and Salary Rate 
Schedule adopted at an earlier session of this Town Meeting and substituting in their 
place and stead the Compensation Step Rate Schedule and Salary Rate Schedule annexed 
hereto and marked "Exhibit 'A'." 



SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES - FISCAL 1992 
LIST OF DEPARTMENTS 



Department 


Pay Group 


Positions 
Authorized 


Accounting 






Town Accountant 


Contract 


1 


Assessors, Board of 






Building Inspector & Zoning Officer 


K 


1 


Clerk, Town 






Conservation 






Council on Aging Director 


H 


1 


Outreach Worker 


D 


1 


Fire 






Fire chief 


Contract 




Captain 


FS-11 


4 


Private 


FS-9 


20 


Harbor 






Harbormaster 


I 


1 


Health, Board of 






Health Agent 


L 


1 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


1 


Recycling/Transfer Facility Manager 


I 


1 


Recycling Monitor 


B 





Highway 






Working Foreman 


H 


1 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


2 


Truck Driver/Utility Worker 


D 


2 


Library 






Chief Librarian 


M 


1 


Planning Board 






Secretary 


E 


1 


Police 






Police Chief 


Contract 




Sergeant 


PS-11 


4 


Patrolman 


PS-9 


13 


Recreation 






Director 


J 


1 



Schedule 



Hours 



35 
18 



42 
42 

40 



40 
40 



40 
40 
40 



20 



37.5 
37.5 



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Department 


Pay Group 


Positions Sche 
Authorized 


dule Hou 


Selectmen, Board of 








Executive Secretary 


Contract 


1 




Admin. Secretary 


F 


1 ] 


[ 40 


Secy/Receptionist 


D 


1 ] 


L 35 


Sewer 








Superintendent 


L 


] 




Utility Worker 


C 


] 




Operator 


F 


3 




Tre asurere/Co Hector 








Tree & Park 








Superintendent 


J 


1 ] 


L 40 


Tree Climber 


F 


1 ] 


L 40 


Skilled Utility Worker 


D 


1 ] 


L 40 


Skilled Utility Worker-Cemetery 


D 


1 ] 


L 40 


Water 








Superintendent 


N 


1 1 




Water Supervisor 


K 


1 ] 


i 40 


Plant Foreman 


H 


1 ] 


L 40 


Water Plant Operator/Lab Dir. 


F 


1 1 


[ 40 


Heavy Equipment Operator, Meter Insp. G 


1 1 


L 40 


Water Plant Operator 


E 


1 J 


L 40 


Water Service Operator 


E 


2 ] 


L 40 


Wire 








Superintendent 


K 


1 ] 


L 40 


Electrician/Inspector 


H 


1 ] 


L 20 


Zoning Board of Appeals 








SCHEDULE NO. 2 (Part-time Positions) 


ANNUAL 







Veterans' Agent 

Member, Board of Registrars 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Director of Civil Service 

Shellfish Constable 

Dog Officer 

North Cohasset Beechwood Cemeteries 
Assistant Harbormaster 
Night Patrol-HarboR 
Casual Labor 

1st Step 

2nd Step 

Max. Step 
Skilled Casual Labor 
Election Officers 
Election Clerk 
Election Warden 
Summer Patrolman 



HOURLY 



$1,600. 
326. 
750. 
200. 
500. 
4,580. 

5.50 
6.50 
5.50 

5.50 
5.80 
6.10 
6.50 
5.00 
550 
6.00 
6.50 



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Department 



Pay Group Positions 
Authorized 



Schedule 



Matron Police 

1st Step 

2nd Step 

Max. Step 
Deputy Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 
Recreation Dept. Clerk 

1st Step 

2nd Step 

Max. Step 
Library Pages 
1st Step 
2nd Step 
Max. Step 
Recording Secretary /Board of Selectmen 

SCHEDULE NO. 3 (Part-Time Positions 
Constable -per notice 

SCHEDULE NO. 4 (Informational Only) 

ANNUAL 

Police Department (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

SCHEDULE NO. 5 (Informational Only 

ANNUAL 

Fire Department (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

SCHEDULE NO. 6 (Informational Only) 

Library (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement-Negotiations in Progress) 

EXEMPT POSITIONS (According to Fair Labor Standards Act) 

Building Inspector 

Council on Aging Director 

Health Agent 

Librarian, Chief 

Recreation Director 

Water Plant Superintendent 

Water Supervisor 



Hours 



6.70 

7.10 

7.50 

Pay Group H-l 

4.25 
4.75 
5.25 

4.25 
4.75 
525 
7.50 



15.00 



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SCHEDULE 1 

COMPENSATION PLAN 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

FISCAL 1992 

STEP RATES 



PAY 


GRADE 


A 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


B 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


C 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


D 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


E 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


F 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


G 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


H 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


I 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


J 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 


K 


Hourly 




35 Hrs. 




40 Hrs. 



Min 



1st 



2nd 



3rd 



4th 



5th 



6th 



6.29 


6.65 


7.03 


7.41 


7.78 


8.17 


8.56 


220.15 


232.75 


246.05 


259.35 


272.30 


285.95 


299.25 


251.60 


266.00 


261.20 


296.40 


311.20 


326.80 


342.00 



6.78 7.18 7.80 8.00 8.42 8.80 9.22 
237.30 251.30 266.00 280.00 294.70 308.00 322.70 
271.20 287.20 304.00 320.00 336.80 352.00 368.80 



7.32 
256.20 
292.80 



7.77 
271.95 
310.80 



7.92 8.38 

277.20 293.30 

316.60 335.20 

8.55 9.05 

299.25 316,00 

342.00 362.00 

9.23 9.76 

323.05 341.60 

369.20 390.40 

9.96 10.56 

348.60 369.60 

398.40 422.40 

10.75 11.39 

376.25 398.65 

430.00 455.60 

11.61 12.31 

406.35 430.85 

464.40 492.40 

12.54 13.29 

436.90 485.15 

501.80 531.60 

13.54 14.36 

473.90 502.60 

541.60 574.40 



8.20 
287.00 
328.00 

8.87 
310.45 
354.80 

9.68 
335.30 
383.20 

10.33 
361.50 
413.20 

11.14 
389.90 
445.60 

12.04 
421.40 
481.60 

13.00 
455.00 
520.00 

14.03 
491.05 
561.20 

15.16 
530.60 
606.40 



8.63 

302.05 
345.20 

9.33 
326.55 
373.20 

10.07 
352.45 
402.80 

10.87 
380.45 
434.80 

11.75 
411.25 
470.00 

12.70 
444.50 
506.00 

13.71 
479.85 
546.40 

14.72 
517.30 
591.20 

16.00 
560.00 
640.00 



9.06 
317.10 
362.40 

9.81 
343.35 
392.40 

10.59 
370.65 
423.60 

11.40 
399.00 
456.00 

12.35 
432.25 
494.00 

13.35 
467.25 
534.00 

14.40 
504.00 
576.00 

15.53 
543.55 
621.20 

16.79 
567.65 
671.60 



9.51 9.97 

332.85 348.95 

380.40 398.80 

10.29 10.77 

360.15 376.95 

411.60 430.80 

11.11 11.63 

388.85 407.05 

444.40 465.20 

11.99 12.55 

419.65 439.25 

479.60 502.00 

12.95 13.53 

453.25 473.55 

518.00 541.20 

13.98 14.63 

489.30 512.05 

559.20 585.20 

15.10 15.80 

528.50 553.00 

604.00 632.00 

16.32 17.03 

571.20 597.80 

652.80 683.20 

17.61 18.43 

616.35 645.05 

704.40 737.20 



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>AY 


GRADE 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


L 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 


14.64 


15.52 


16.40 


17.28 


18.17 


19.04 


19.90 




512.40 


543.20 


574.00 


604.80 


625.95 


656.40 


696.50 




40 Hrs. 


585.60 


620.80 


656.00 


691.20 


726.80 


761.60 


796.00 


M 


Hourly 


15.80 


16.76 


17.60 


18.64 


19.60 


20.56 


21.51 




35 Hrs. 


553.00 


586.60 


619.50 


652.40 


686.00 


719.60 


752.85 




40 Hrs. 


632.00 


670.40 


707.60 


745.60 


784.00 


822.40 


860.40 


N 


Hourly 


17.06 


18.08 


19.11 


20.14 


21.15 


22.19 


23.22 




35 Hrs. 


597.10 


632.80 


668.85 


704.90 


740.25 


776.65 


812.70 




40 Hrs. 


682.40 


723.20 


764.40 


805.60 


846.00 


887.60 


928.80 


O 


Hourly 


18.43 


19.54 


20.64 


21.76 


22.88 


23.98 


25.08 




35 Hrs. 


645.05 


683.90 


722.40 


761.60 


800.80 


839.30 


877.80 




40 Hrs. 


737.20 


781.60 


825.60 


870.40 


915.20 


959.20 


1,003.20 



Motion to amend is approved. 

Main motion as amended - motion is adopted. 

Resolution offered by Herbert Towle. 

RESOLVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized and encouraged to lease to 
a nonprofit corporation the former lighthouse keeper's residence and adjacent land used 
in connection therewith located on Government Island which premises shall thereafter be 
for the public use of residents, residential organizations and the general public, for histor- 
ical, recreational and educational purposes for the benefit of Cohasset residents and their 
guests; the annual rental, specific terms and conditions of the lease including, without 
limitation, guidelines for the improvement of the premises to be in the sound discretion of 
the Board of Selectmen; and further that any lease shall be negotiated and executed in 
compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements including, without limitation, 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30 B. 
Resolution is adopted. 
Article 33. 

MOVED: That this article be indefinitely postponed. Voted by a voice vote. 
Article 56. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 
Article 57 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 
Resolution was offered by Kevin O'Donnell of the Group S.A.F.E. 

MOVED THAT BE IT THE EXPRESSION OF THIS MEETING 
HEREIN ASSEMBLED THAT IT BE: 

RESOLVED that the citizens of the Town of Cohasset are strongly 
opposed to the disposal of "grit and screenings," sludge, scum, or any other 
residuals, so-called, from the sewer system of Massachusetts Water 
Resources Authority (MWRA), anywhere in the Town of Cohasset. And, that 
it be further: 

RESOLVED that this Town Meeting hereby urges our Selectmen, Board 
of Health, State Representative, State Senator, or all other town, state, and 

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federal government officials to take whatever actions are appropriate and pru- 
dent to oppose the selection of Cohasset as a disposal site for any MWRA 
sewer system residuals. 

RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED. 
Resolution offered by Edwin Tebbetts, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen: 
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS, Arne K. Gjesteby has served for six years on the Advisory 
Committee, for nine months as its chairman; and 

WHEREAS, the Town of Cohasset recognizes the contribution of his 
time and talents to the application of a multiplicity of complicated decisions 
required by sincere and dedicated service as a Town advisor; 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

That the citizens of Cohasset, in Town Meeting assembled, on this 
twenty-sixth day of June, 1991, express their appreciation to Arne K. 
Gjesteby for his interest in the promotion of Town government and his devo- 
tion to the call of office in the Town. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously, 
Resolution offered by Arne Gjesteby, Chairman of the Advisory Committee: 
Resolved that the Selectmen sell the Bates Building at public auction as soon as prac- 
ticable at a price of not less than $100,000.00 in accordance with applicable laws for dis- 
posal of town land and buildings. 
RESOLUTION is defeated. 

MOVED by Edwin Tebbetts, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen that this meeting 
be dissolved. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote at 10:30 P.M. 

A True Record: 

ATTEST: 

Frances L. Marks 

Town Clerk of Cohasset 



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TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
TOWN ELECTION APRIL 13, 1991 

Polls opened at 8:00 A.M. 

Closed at 6:00 P.M. 

45.08% of the Voters voted 

Total voted -2157 

Total absentee voters - 216 

The town election was held in the Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, April 13, 
1991. 

The ballot boxes were opened and inspected by the warden and the clerk. The boxes 
were found to be empty and the numbers on the registers were zero. 

The side doors were locked. The top door was opened for ballots to be deposited. 
The key were given to the warden and the police officer. 

The election officers were sworn in at 7:30 A.M. by the Town Clerk, Frances L. 
Marks. The Moderator declared the polls open at 8:00 A.M. 

Domenic M. Baccari Margaret C. Herenan 

Maria R. Pape Dorothea Parmenter 

Ruth F. Pratt Ronald Goodwin 

Kathleen Rhodes Ann E. Leonard 

Grace R. Tuckerman Frederick Koed 

John K. McNabb, Jr. Marion L. Douglas 

Constance S. Jones Jacquelyn McGuire 



Selectmen for Three Years 
Vote for ONE 

Rocco F. Laugelle 2 
Richard P. Barrow 3 
Robert P. Beggan (write in) 
Ellen O'Hearn Woolf (write in) 
Blanks 
TOTAL 



inct 1 


Precinct 2 


Precinct 3 


640 


663 


1303 


351 


354 


705 


1 




1 


1 




1 


75 


72 


147 


1068 


1089 


2157 



Assessors for Three Years 
Vote for ONE 

Michael C. Patrolia 6 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



740 


787 


1527 


328 


302 


630 


068 


1089 


2157 



School Committee for Three Years 
Vote for not more than TWO 

Barbara W. Bliss 9 

J. Russell Reidy 10 

Judy Fitzsimmons (write in) 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



716 


637 


1353 


663 


610 


1273 


1 




1 


757 


930 


1687 


2136 


2178 


4314 



99 



Trustees of Paul Pratt Memorial Library 
Vote for not more than THREE 

Elizabeth F. Eaton 13 
Agnes McCann 14 
Katherine H. Sturtevant 1 
George E. Haley 16 
Blanks 
TOTAL 



Precinct 1 


Precinct 2 


Precinct 3 


612 


557 


116 


532 


554 


108 


587 


492 


107 


539 


663 


120 


932 


1003 


193 


3202 


3269 


647 



Board of Health for Three Years 
Vote for ONE 



Michael H. Sullivan 


794 


755 


Blanks 


274 


334 


TOTAL 


1068 


1089 


Water Commissioners for Three Years 






Vote for ONE 






James R. Sheerin 21 


498 


497 


Benjamin F. Curley, Jr. 22 


449 


519 


Blanks 


121 


73 


TOTAL 


1068 


1089 



Sewer Commissioners for Three Years 
Vote for ONE 

Raimund G. Vanderweil, Jr. 25 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



806 

262 

1068 



702 

387 

1089 



Planning Board for Five Years 
Vote for ONE 



Terry J. Atherton 28 


466 


477 


Jean H. Simonds 29 


552 


512 


Blanks 


50 


80 


TOTAL 


1068 


1089 


Recreation Commission for Five Years 






Vote for ONE 






Ely J. Kahn, III 32 


449 


339 


Thomas Wigmore33 


466 


618 


Blanks 


153 


132 


TOTAL 


1068 


1089 


Cohasset Housing for Five Years 






Vote for ONE 






John D. Muncey 36 


770 


774 


Blanks 


298 


315 


TOTAL 


1068 


1089 



100 



43 


717 


607 


1324 


44 


322 


436 


758 




29 


46 


75 




1068 


1089 


2157 



Question No. 1 

Do you favor restoration of the Greenbush Branch of the Old Colony Railroad Line 
which would provide commuter rail service from the South Shore to Boston along the 
existing right-of-way in Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Cohasset and Scituate? 

YES 

NO 

BLANKS 

TOTAL 

Question No. 2 

Should commuter rail service on the Greenbush Line be restored if such restoration 
required that a significant portion of total costs be paid by local taxpayers? 

YES 48 441 362 803 

NO 49 570 678 1248 

BLANKS 57 49 106 

TOTAL 1068 1089 2157 

The polls closed at 6:00 P.M. The warden declared the results at 7:50 P.M. and 
adjourned to the continuation of the Special Election on May 18, 1991 at the Town Hall 
Auditorium at 8:00 A.M. 

A True Record: 

ATTEST: 

Frances L. Marks 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION MAY 18. 1991 

The Special Town Election was held in the Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, May 
18, 1991. The ballot boxes were opened and inspected by the warden and the Town 
Clerk. The boxes were found to be empty and the numbers on the registers were zero. 
The side doors were locked. The top door was opened for ballots to be deposited. The 
keys were given to the warden and the police officer. 

The Election officers were sworn in at 7:30 A.M. by the Town Clerk, Frances L. 
Marks. The warden declared the polls opened at 8:00 A.M. 

Domenic M. Baccari Maria L. Pape 

Ruth F. Pratt Kathleen Rhodes 

Grace R. Tuckerman John K. McNabb, Jr. 

Constance Jones Margaret C. Hernan 

Dorothea Parmenter Ann Leonard 

Frederick Koed Marion L. Douglas 

Jacquelyn McGuire Geraldine Ainslie 



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Question #1 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional One Hundred Forty 
Two and no/100 (S 142,000.00) in real estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal 
year beginning July 1, 1991, for the purpose of fully funding the town operating budget. 
YES 541 542 1083 

NO 407 425 832 



541 


542 


407 


425 


35 


24 


983 


991 



BLANKS t 35 24 59 

TOTALS ^ 983 991 1074 

Question #2 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional Twenty-four Thousand 
Six Hundred Fifty-three and no/100 ($24,653.00) in real estate and personal property 
taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1991, for the purpose of funding the increases 
in salary for regular personnel bylaw employees and the full-time elected officials. 
YES 262 324 586 

NO 680 632 1312 

BLANKS 41 35 76 

TOTALS 983 991 1974 

Question #3 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional Sixty Thousand and 
no/100 (S60,000.00) in real estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year begin- 
ning July 1, 1991, for the purpose of paying the cost of conducting the triennial revalua- 
tion of the town. 

YES 362 374 736 

NO 583 586 1169 

BLANKS 38 31 69 

TOTALS 983 991 1974 

Question #4 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional Twenty Thousand and 
no/100 (S20,000.00) in real estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year begin- 
ning July 1, 1991, for the purpose of painting the exterior of the old town hall and doing 
related exterior repairs. 

YES 396 364 760 

NO 583 586 1169 

BLANKS 38 31 69 

TOTALS 983 991 1974 

Question #5 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess and an additional Three Thousand 
and no/100 (S3, 000.00) in real estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year 
beginning July 1, 1991, for the purpose of reconstructing the intersection of King Street 
and Beechwood. 

YES 282 340 622 

NO 661 630 1291 

BLANKS 40 21 61 

TOTALS 983 991 1974 



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Question #6 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional Thirty Thousand and 
no/100 ($30,000.00) in real estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year begin- 
ning July 1, 1991, for the purpose of making renovations and improvements to the duplex 
residential dwelling located on Government Island. 

YES 191 227 418 

NO 741 729 1470 

BLANKS 51 35 86 

TOTALS 983 991 1974 

Question #7 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional Four Thousand One 
Hundred Sixty-Nine and no/ 100 ($4, 169.00) in real estate and personal property taxes for 
the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1991, for the purpose of partially funding the Council on 
Aging salary budget for the ensuing fiscal year. 

YES 613 616 1229 

NO 347 351 698 

BLANKS 23 24 47 

TOTALS 983 991 1974 

Question #8 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2 so called, 
the amount required to pay the bond issue for the repair and replacement of the glass 
block wall and windows of the Junior/Senior High School and to install light controlling 
devices and for the replacement of the floor covering at the Joseph Osgood School. 

YES 555 514 1069 

NO 395 454 849 

BLANKS 33 23 56 

TOTALS 983 991 1974 
Question #9 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2 so called, 

the amount required to pay the bond issue for the purchase of computer hardware and 

software to equip a writing lab at the Junior/Senior High School. 

YES 490 455 945 

NO 451 500 951 

BLANKS 42 36 78 

TOTAL 983 991 1974 
Question #10 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2 so-called, 

the amount required to pay the bond issue to renovate, improve and acquire furnishings 

and equipment for the Police/Fire Station. 

YES 292 341 633 

NO 638 614 1253 

BLANKS 53 36 89 

TOTAL 983 991 1974 



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The polls closed at 6:00 P.M. The warden declared the results at 7: 15 P.M. He then 
moved that the meeting be adjourned to the continuation of town meeting at the High 
School Auditorium on May 29, 1991 at 7:30 P.M. 

A True Record: 

ATTEST: 

Frances L. Marks 

Town Clerk of Cohasset 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OCTOBER 7, 1991 

INDEX 

Article # DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1 Rescind appropriating S3, 000 for reconstruction of Beechwood & King 
St. Approved. 

2 Transfer S21 ,37 1 .42 to pay unpaid bills. Approved. 

3 Accept collective bargaining agreement between the Town & Cohasset 
Patrolmen's Union, Local 641 of the IBPO. Defeated. 

4 Accept collective bargaining agreement between the Town & Cohasset 
Permanent Firefighters. Indefinitely postponed. 

5 Accept collective bargaining agreement between the Town & Cohasset 
Clerical and Custodial Association. Indefinitely postponed. 

6 Accept collective bargaining agreement between the Town & C.L.A.S.S. 
Indefinitely postponed. 

7 Amend Article II of General Bylaws Subsection (a). Indefinitely post- 
poned. 

8 Transfer from surplus revenue S9 1,5 17.25 to reduce fiscal 1992 tax levy. 
Approved. 

9 Reduce Water Dept. budget by S20,000. Indefinitely postponed. 

10 Amend the budget adopted under Article 3 of the 1991 A.T.M. 
Approved. 

11 Transfer from surplus revenue 533,000 to add to the 1992 fiscal budget 
for legal fees. Approved. 

12 Transfer from surplus revenue 59,275 to pay for costs associated with 
Hurricane Bob. Approved. 

13 Transfer from funds appropriated under Article 59 of the 1991 A.T.M. 
56,515.12 to convert the tank at CHS to dispense gas & diesel fuel. 
Approved. 

14 Reject the implementation of Section 228 to 231 of Chapter 137 to defer 
payment of teachers' summer pay in Fiscal 1992 to Fiscal 1993. Indefi- 
nitely postponed. 



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15 Amend Article III of General Bylaws to add a new Section 5, Board of 
Assessors, subsection g. Approved 

16 Amend Personnel Bylaw Classification Schedule under Article 4 to 
include position of Assistant Assessor/ Appraiser. Approved. 

17 Amend Section 2 - Zoning Bylaw - Definition of structure & replace with 
new. Approved. 

18 Revise portion of Zoning District Map. Defeated. 

19 Rezone portion of the Zoning District Map. Indefinitely postponed. 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OCTOBER 7, 1991 

At the Annual Town Meeting held at the Cohasset High School Auditorium 
the following articles were continued in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen were sworn in by the 
Town Clerk Frances L. Marks at 7:00 RM. were Jacquelyn McGuire, Kathleen M. 
Rhodes, Dorothea Parmenter, Ruth Pratt, Betty Lou Pearce, and Marion Douglas. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator William D. Weeks at 7:30 P.M. were Louise Hint, 
Grace R. Tuckerman, Raymond Buckley and Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:40 P.M. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at mat time. The Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, proceeded to read the call of the 
meeting. Total registered voters checked on the voting lists totalled 317 voters. 

Article 1. 

To see if the Town will vote to rescind the action taken under article #14 of the April 
1991 Annual Town Meeting appropriating Three Thousand and no/100 (S3, 000.00) for 
the purpose of reconstructing the intersection of Beechwood and King Streets. 

MOVED: That the action taken under Article 14 of the Warrant for the 1991 
Annual Town Meeting appropriating Three Thousand and no/100 (S3, 000. 00) Dollars 
for the purpose of reconstructing the intersection of Beechwood and King Streets. 

VOTED: Action under Article 14 of the 1991 Annual Town Meeting is rescinded. 

Article 2. 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds or borrow the sum 
of Twenty-One Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-One and 42/100 ($21,371.42) Dol- 
lars for the purpose of paying unpaid bills itemized below and relating to prior fiscal 
years. 



Vendor Department Amount Fiscal 

Year 

Marion C. Atkinson Cohasset Historic S64.00 1991 

Dist. Commission 

McGowan, Engel, Tucker Selectmen Collective Bargaining 12,761.88 1991 
Garrett & Schultz 

Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar Legal Services Sewer Dept. 8,203.75 1991 

Granite City Electric Wire Dept. 61.79 1991 
Supply Co. 

Yankee Sprinkler Co., Inc. Selectmen Town Hall 280.00 1991 



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MOVED: That the sum of Twenty-One Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-One and 
42/100 (521,371.42) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of pay- 
ing the bills itemized below and relating to prior fiscal years: 

Vendor Department Amount Fiscal 

Year 

Marion C. Atkinson Cohasset Historic $64.00 1991 

Dist. Commission 

McGowan, Engel, Garrett & Selectmen Collective Bargaining 12,761.88 1991 
Schultz 

Goodwin, Procter & Hoar Legal Services Sewer Dept. 8,203.75 1991 

Granite City Electric Wire Department 61 .79 1991 

Supply Co. 

Yankee Sprinkler Co., Inc. Selectmen/Town Hall 280.00 1991 

A 9/10 vote is required. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 
Article 3 

To see if the Town will vote to accept a Collective Bargaining Agreement made by 
and between the Town of Cohasset and the members of the Cohasset Patrolmen's Union, 
Local 641 of the IBPO, and to see what sum of money the Town will raise and appropri- 
ate or transfer from available funds to effectuate the Agreement. 

MOVED: That the Town accept a Collective Bargaining Agreement made by and 
between the Town of Cohasset and the members of the Cohasset Patrolmen's Union, 
Local 641 of the IBPO. 

It was recommended by the Advisory Committee that a Secret ballot be taken. The 
question of a secret ballot was brought before the meeting. 

A hand count was taken. Yes 161; No 88. 

Secret ballot taken. Yesl20; Nol56. 

Main motion is defeated. 

Article 4 

To see if the Town will vote to accept a Collective Bargaining Agreement made by 
and between the Town of Cohasset and the Cohasset Permanent Firefighters, Local 2804, 
and to see what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from 
available funds to effectuate the Agreement. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 5 

To see if the Town will vote to accept a collective Bargaining Agreement made by 
and between the Town of Cohasset and Konohasset Clerical and Custodial Association 
and to see what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from 
available funds to effectuate the Agreement. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED: unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 6 

To see if the Town will vote to accept a Collective Bargaining Agreement made by 
and between the Town of Cohasset and the Local Bargaining Unit C.L.A.S.S. and to see 

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what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds 
to effectuate the Agreement. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 7 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article II of the General Bylaws TOWN 
MEETING by deleting Subsection (a) of Section I thereof, and substituting in its place 
the following Subsection (a): 

"(a) The Annual Town Meeting shall be held on the last Saturday in March in 
each year at 10 A.M. The meeting for the election of those town officers who by 
law must be elected by ballot, and for determining such matters as by law must 
be decided by ballot, shall take place on the first Saturday in April; polls shall be 
open at 8:00 A.M. and shall remain open until 6:00 P.M. or until such further 
time as the Meeting may vote." 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 8 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer certain sums of money from Water Surplus 
and Surplus Revenue in order to reduce the 1992 Fiscal Tax Levy. 

MOVED: That the sum of Ninety-One Thousand, Five Hundred Seventeen and 
25/100 ($91,517.25) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of 
reducing the 1992 fiscal tax levy. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 9 

To see if the Town will vote to reduce the Water Department Budget by the sum of 
Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars as adopted under Article 3 of the War- 
rant for the 1991 Annual Town Meeting by eliminating therefrom the sum of Twenty 
Thousand and no/ 100 ($20,000.00) Dollars at it appears under line item "Loan Payment 
to General Fund". 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Article 10 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Budget adopted under Article 3 of the War- 
rant or the 1991 Annual Town Meeting by reducing the amount of revenue to be received 
from Water Revenue and increasing the amount of revenue to be received from taxation. 

MOVED: That the Budget adopted under Article 3 as amended of the Warrant for 
the 1991 Annual Town Meeting be further amended by reducing the line item relating to 
the Water Department entitled "Loan Payment to General Fund" from Twenty Thousand 
and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars to Ten Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Two and no/100 
($10,232.00) Dollars resulting in a total budget appropriation of Twelve Million, Nine 
Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand Two Hundred Forty-Four and no/100 ($12,948,244.00) 
Dollars; and further moved that the budget be further amended by reducing the amount of 
revenue to be received from Water Revenue by the sum of Ninety-Six Thousand Seven 
Hundred Sixty-Eight and no/100 ($96,768.00) Dollars and increasing the amount to be 
received from Water Surplus by the sum of Eight=Seven Thousand and no/100 
($87,000.00) Dollars. 

VOTED unanimously by a vote. 



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Article 11 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow the sum of Thirty-Three Thousand and no/100 ($33,000.00) Dollars to be added 
to the 1992 Fiscal Budget as adopted under Article 3 of the Warrant for the 1991 Annual 
Town Meeting to be used for Legal Fees for the following Assistant Town Counsel: 



Counsel 

Goodwin, Procter & 
Hoar 



Warmer & Stackpole 



Rubin & Rudman 



Dept. 
Sewer 



Board of 
Health 



Assessors 



Purpose Amount 

General environmental advice relating to $15,000.00 
solution of the Town's wastewater man- 
agement problems and defense and prose- 
cution of administrative and litigation 
actions arising therefrom 

General environmental advice relating to $10,000.00 
Cohasset Heights Landfill and defense 
and prosecution of administrative and liti- 
gation actions arising therefrom 



Defense of certain Appellate Tax Board 
actions arising from the tax assessments 
for the 1990 and the 1991 Fiscal Years 



8,000.00 



MOVED: That the sum of Thirty-Three Thousand and no/100 ($33,000.00) Dollars 
be transferred from Surplus Revenue to be added to the 1992 Fiscal Budget as adopted 
under Article 3 of the Warrant for the 1991 Annual Town Meeting to be used for Legal 
Fees for the following Assistant Town Counsels: 



Counsel 

Goodwin, Procter & 
Hoar 



Warmer & Stackpole 



Rubin & Rudman 



Dept. 
Sewer 



Board of 
Health 



Assessors 



Purpose Amount 

General environmental advice relating to $15,000.00 
solution of the Town's wastewater man- 
agement problems and defense and prose- 
cution of administrative and litigation 
actions arising therefrom 

General environmental advice relating to $10,000.00 
Cohasset Heights Landfill and defense 
and prosecution of administrative and liti- 
gation actions arising therefrom 

Defense of certain Appellate Tax Board $ 8,000.00 
actions arising from the tax assessments 
for the 1990 and the 1991 Fiscal Years 



VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 
Article 12 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds the following sums of 
money to be added to the Fiscal 1992 budget as voted at the Annual Town Meeting to pay 
for costs associated with Hurricane Bob. 



Fire Personnel Services Overtime 

Fire Expense 

Police Personnel Services Overtime 



$3,522.00 

250.00 

1,539.00 



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Highway Expense S 200.00 

Tree & Park Personnel Service Overtime 2,470.00 

Tree & Park Expense 200.00 

Sewer Expense 194.00 

School Department 300.00 

Water Department Expense 600.00 

MOVED: That the sum of Nine Thousand Two Hundred Seventy-Five and no/100 
($9,275.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue to be used to pay costs associ- 
ated with Hurricane Bob consisting of the following: 

Fire Personnel Services Overtime $3,522.00 

Fire Expense 250.00 

Police Personnel Services Overtime 1,539.00 

Highway Expense 200.00 

Tree & Park Personnel Services Overtime 2,470.00 

Tree & Park Expense 200.00 

Sewer Expense 194.00 

School Department 300.00 

Water Department Expense 600.00 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 
Article 13 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer from funds appropriated $6,515.12 under 
Article 59 of the Warrant for the 1991 Annual Town Meeting the sum of Six Thousand 
Five Hundred Fifteen and 12/100 ($6,515.12) Dollars to be used for the purpose of purg- 
ing and removing the diesel tank at the Cohasset Junior/Senior High School, and making 
such further improvements deemed necessary and reasonable to convert the facility to 
one dispensing both gasoline and diesel fuel. 

MOVED: That the sum of Six Thousand Five Hundred Fifteen and 12/100 
($6,515.12) Dollars be appropriated for the purpose of paying the cost of purging and 
removing the diesel tank at the Cohasset Junior/Senior High School, and for making such 
further improvements deemed necessary and reasonable to convert the facility to one dis- 
pensing both gasoline and diesel fuel, and to meet the appropriation, the sum of Six 
Thousand Five Hundred Fifteen and 12/100 ($6,515.12) Dollars be transferred from 
funds appropriated under Article 59 of the Warrant for the 1991 Annual Town Meeting. 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 
Article 14 

To see if the Town will vote to reject the implementation of section 228 to 23 1 of 
Chapter 138 of the Acts of Massachusetts Legislature 1991 that would defer payment of 
teachers' summer pay in Fiscal Year 1992 to Fiscal Year 1993. 
MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 
Article 15 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article III of the General Bylaws ELECTED 
TOWN OFFICERS by adding to Section 5, Board of Assessors , a new subsection (g) 
which shall read as follows: 

"(g) The Board shall have authority to appoint a full-time Assistant Asses- 
sor/Appraiser who shall have such duties and responsibilities as shall be dele- 
gated to him by the Board." 



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MOVED: That Article III of the General Bylaws ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS be 
amended by adding to Section 5, Board of Assessors , a new subsection (g) which shall 
read as follows: 

"(g) The Board shall have authority to appoint a full-time Assistant Asses- 
sor/Appraiser who shall have such duties and responsibilities as shall be dele- 
gated to him by the Board." 
Amended to Article 15 offered by Louis Eaton, Jr. of the bylaw Committee. 

"(g) The Board shall have authority to appoint a full-time Assistant Asses- 
sor/Appraiser who shall have such duties and responsibilities as shall be dele- 
gated by the Board. 
Amendment is adopted. Main motion as amended is adopted unanimously. 
Article 16 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Personnel Bylaw Classification Schedule 
as most recently adopted and amended under .Article 4 of the Warrant for the 1991 Annual 
Town Meeting by including the exempt position of Assistant Assessor/Appraiser and to 
classify such position with respect to pay group, schedule and hours and to see if the 
Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow a sum of money 
to fund the position. 

MOVED: That the Personnel Bylaw Classification Schedule as most recently 
adopted and amended under Article 4 of the Warrant for the 1991 Annual Town Meeting 
be amended to include the exempt position of Assistant Assessor/Appraiser and that such 
position be classified with respect to pay group, schedule and hours as follows: 

Position Pay Group Pos Auth Sched Hours 

Assistant Assessor/ L 1 1 40 

Appraiser 
and further moved that the sum of Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 
(SI 3,500.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of paying the 
salary and benefits related to the position. 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 
Article 17 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 197 Fairoaks Ln. 

John K. McNabb, Jr 53 Pond St. 

Alix P. White 224 Jerusalem Rd. 

Mary E. Gainor 168 Sohier St. 

Linda Keller 2 Cushing Rd. 

Phyllis H. Leslie 6 Buttonwood Ln. 

Deborah G. Eaton 39 Norfolk Rd. 

Constance Afshar 64 Summer St. 

James C. Kinch 77 Forest Ave. 

Charles Gainor 168 Sohier St. 

To see if the town will vote to amend SECTION 2— DEFINITIONS, of the Zoning 
Bylaw by striking from Section 2.1 therefrom the definition of "Structure" and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 

"Structure A combination of materials combined at a fixed location to give support or 
shelter, such as a bin, bridge, building dock, fence, framework, flag pole, 
platform, retaining wall, reviewing stand, sign, stadium, swimming pool, 
tank, tennis court, tent, tower, trestle, tunnel, landfill." 



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MOVED: That SECTION 2 — DEFINITIONS, of the Zoning Bylaw be amended by 
striking from Section 2.1 therefrom the definition of "Structure" and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 

"Structure A combination of materials combined at a fixed location to give support or 
shelter, such as a bin, bridge, building, dock, fence, framework, flag pole, 
landfill, platform, retaining wall, reviewing stand, sign, stadium, 
swimming pool, tank, tennis court, tent, tower, trestle, tunnel." 

A 2/3 vote is required. A hand count taken — Yes 214; No 40. 

Motion is adopted. 

Article 18 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 53 Pond Street 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 196 Fairoaks Ln. 

Alix P. White 224 Jerusalem Rd. 

Mary E. Gainor 168 Sohier St. 

Linda Keller 2 Cushing Rd. 

Phyllis H. Leslie 6 Buttonwood Ln. 

Deborah G. Eaton 39 Norfolk Rd. 

William Hodgson 87 Elm St. 

Constance Afshar 64 Summer St. 

James C. Kinch 77 Forest Ave. 

To see if the Town will vote to rezone a certain district as shown of the Zoning Map 
identified as "Zoning District Map of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, October 1, 
1976 as revised to 1985" prepared by Edwin A. Young R.L.S., R.P.E. (hereinafter called 
the "Map") so that the light industry area northwest of Sohier Street and on the east and 
west sides of Chief Justice Cushing Highway as shown on the area crosshatched on the 
Map, and identified "PL", and more particularly shown on a copy of the Map on file with 
the Town Clerk and showing the aforesaid area outlined in red and identified as 'NEW 
HIGHWAY BUSINESS DISTRICT", be rezoned as highway business ("HB") district; to 
see if the town will vote to reprint the zoning map so said crosshatched area shall be 
shaded in red and identified with the letters "HB"; to see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of 
reprinting the Map to contain and reflect the changes authorized herein. 

MOVED: That a certain portion of the district as shown on the Zoning Map identi- 
fied as "Zoning District Map of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, October 1, 1976 as 
revised to 1985" prepared by Edwin A. Young R.L.S., R.P.E (hereinafter called the 
"Map") so that a portion of the light industry area northwest of Sohier Street and on the 
west side of Chief Justice Cushing Highway as shown on the area crosshatched on the 
Map, and identified "PL", located northwest of a straight line running from the intersec- 
tion of King Street and Chief Justice Cushing Highway south of Crocker Lane and ending 
at an intersection of the existing Light industrial Zone and Trustees of Reservation land, 
and more particularly shown on a copy of the Map on file with the Town Clerk and show- 
ing the aforesaid area outlined in red and identified as 'AMENDED NEW HIGHWAY 
BUSINESS DISTRICT", be highway business ("HB") district; that the minimum size of 
lots for said amended new highway business district area shall be eighty thousand 
(80,000) square feet; that the town reprint the zoning map so said area shall be colored 
red and identified with the letters "HB"; and that the town transfer from available funds 
no more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the purpose of reprinting the Map to con- 
tain and reflect the changes authorized herein. 

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Amendment offered by Richard Henderson. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 18 be amended by striking the last 
clause thereof and substituting the following clause and further moved and the sum of 
one thousand dollars (SI, 000.00) be uansferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of 
paying the cost of reprinting the zoning map to contain and reflect the changes authorized 
herein. 

VOTED amendment by Richard Henderson is adopted. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Main motion as amended — hand count taken — Yes 130; No 95. 

Motion is defeated. 

Article 19 

John K. McNabb 53 Pond St. 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 196 Fairoaks Ln. 

Mary E. Gainor 168 Sohier St. 

Linda Keller 2 Cushing Rd. 

Phyllis H. Leslie 6 Buttonwood Ln. 

Deborah G. Eaton 39 Norfolk Rd. 

William Hodgson 87 Elm St. 

Constance Afshar 64 Summer St. 

James C. Kinch 77 Forest Ave. 

Donald E. Leslie 6 Buttonwood Ln. 

To see if the Town will vote to rezone a portion of a certain district as shown on the 
Zoning Map identified as "Zoning District Map of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, 
October 1, 1976 as revised to 1985" prepared by Edwin A. Young R.L.S.,R.P.E. (here- 
inafter called the "Map") so that an area of land bounded by Chief Justice Cushing High- 
way and by a line extending 400 feet from and parallel to the centerline of Chief Justice 
Cushing Highway located within the light industry area northwest of Sohier Street and on 
the east and west sides of Chief Justice Cushing Highway as shown on the area 
crosshatched on the Map and identified "PL", and more particularly shown on a copy of 
the Map on file with the Town Clerk and showing the aforesaid area outlined in red and 
identified as "NEW HIGHWAY BUSINESS DISTRICT STRIP"' be rezoned as highway 
business ("HB") district; to see if the Town will vote to reprint the zoning map so said 
crosshatched area shall be shaded in red and identified with the letters "HB"; to see if the 
Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow a sum of 
money for the cost of reprinting the Map to contain and reflect the changes authorized 
herein. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

A motion was made by Edwin Tebbetts, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, that 
the Special Town Meeting be dissolved. 

VOTED unanimously be a voice vote at 11:25 p.m. 

ATTEST: 

A True Record: 

Frances L. Marks 

Town Clerk of Cohasset 



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VITAL STATISTICS 

Record of births, marriages and deaths recorded in the Town of Cohasset in 1991 . 

BIRTHS 
The number of births recorded were seventy-three (73). There were forty-six (46) 
males and twenty-seven (27) females. 

MARRIAGES 
The total of marriages for 1991 was seventy-two (72), fifty-one were solemnized in 
Cohasset during the current year. 

DEATHS 
The total number of deaths was eighty-one (81) including residents of Cohasset who 
died elsewhere and non-residents who died in Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Francis L. Marks 
Town Clerk 

BIRTHS FOR THE YEAR 1991 



DATE NAME OF CHILD 

JANUARY 

10 Maria Parthena Lazaris 
FEBRUARY 

2 Michael George Koulopoulos 

7 Nicholas Charles Savage 
14 Alexander Donald Li vingtone 
28 Michael Sturgeon Zappolo 
MARCH 
11 
21 
21 
21 
23 
APRIL 

2 

3 

5 

6 

16 

30 

MAY 



8 
11 
11 
14 
16 
23 
24 
30 



Amy Brownell Meikleham 
Madeleine Christine Vivian 
Gordon Ross Smith 
Charles Ivan Screery 
Liam John O'Hara 

Kristin Monaco 
Brittany Katherine Dunn 
Owen Eugene Landon IV 
Cabriella Flibotte 
Georgia Williamina Zildjian 
Paul Francis Pozniak 

Lea Rachel Bartolo 
Lindsey Virginia Laprise 
Christine Durham Coogan 
Elisabeth Borrke Jeff cote 
Christine Mary Connolly 
Eleanor Theresa Baumgarten 
Lindsay Marie Hill 
Carly McCall Salerno 
Kevin Daniel Jacobs 



PARENTS (MOTHERS MAIDEN NAME) 

George & Kiki Lazaris (Zervas) 

John & Virginia Koulopoulos (Thomas) 
Michael & Ellen Savage (Gentile) 
Raymond & Patricia Livingston (Gilbert) 
Gregory & Nancy Zappolo (Laue) 

Dennis& Susan Meikleham (Augusta) 
James & Lisa Vivian (O'Toole) 
Ross & Patricia Smith (Coogan) 
Robert & Helene Sceery (Petit) 
Michael & Lynne O'Hara (Madden) 

Gerald & Lynn Monaco (Blucke) 
John & Maura Dunn (Hanley) 
Owen & Dianne Landon (Palmer) 
Mark & Lucia Flibotte (Fabrizio) 
Wilson & Deborah Zildjian (Corey) 
Frank & Paula Pozniak (Carroll) 

John & Nancy Bartolo (Zanni) 

Joseph & Joann Laprise (Popiel) 

David & Margaret Coogan (Richards) 

Richard & Karen Jeffcote (Anderson) 

Joseph & Mary Connolly (Coe) 

George & Barbara Baumgarten (Mortinson) 

David & Brenda Hill (Basile) 

Matthew & Heidi Salerno (Chase) 

Brian & Karyn Jacobs (Desavino) 



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JUNE 

1 Chase Andrus Manifase 

2 Jason Andre Fernandez 
4 Richard Clayton Hardie 

4 William Dean Hardie 

5 Jennifer Claire Cahill 

7 Marcus Graham Barrett 

8 John Patrick McKenna 

10 Patrick Evans Hurley 

14 Wesley Michael Medwid 

18 John Joseph Smoot 

26 Thomas John Chamberlain 
JULY 

6 Samantha Alexandria Sears 
8 Steven Clayton Cook 

1 1 Carley Elizabeth Zappolo 

19 Stephanie Ann Sesti to 
28 Matthew Joseph Dooley 

28 Domenic Mark Fichera 
AUGUST 

8 Kaley Christina Madge 

21 Sarah Olivia Libby 

22 Christopher Baker Hayes 
22 Megan Elsie Parnell 

24 John Patrick Giuggio 

29 Grace Helen Clougherty 
SEPTEMBER 

5 Micaela Perry Conners 

7 Nathanael Moses Treat Parker 

16 Simon Phillip Harwood 

17 Ally son Elizabeth Dillon 
17 Ian Matthew Porter 

21 Taylor Redmond McQuade 

21 Dean Pofs Driscoll 

22 Zachary A. Moskow 

26 Robert Christopher McCunney 

27 Blair James McGreenery 
OCTOBER 

2 Abigail Irene Perkinson 

6 John Richard Maher 
10 Mai Leigh Weisenfeld 

10 Jordan Edward Berry 

1 1 Todd Christian Emanuello 
NOVEMBER 

4 Meaghan Casey Riley 

6 Jackson Cline Dean 

1 2 Chase Labelle Stebbins 
22 Lauren Sarah Blaze 

27 Hannah Elizabeth Zabel 

28 Cameron Kiely Lucitt 



Stanley Manifase & Joan Andrus 
Jose Debra Fernandez (Bross) 
Michael & Anne Hardie (Andrews) 
Michael & Anne Hardie (Andrews) 
Donald & Claire Cahill (Daly) 
Thomas & Elinore Barrett (Kelley) 
James & Mary-Kate McKenna (Gorham) 
Michael & Victoria Hurley (Burden) 
Robert & Jayne Medwid (Libbey) 
John E Elaine Smoot (Moss) 
Thomas & Jennifer Chamberlain (Kerner) 

Richard & Cathy Sears (Chambers) 
Steven & Lois Cook (Smiljanic) 
Michael & Sandra Zappolo (S laden) 
William & Sara Sestito (Gallagher) 
Ann & Thomas Dooley (Linnehan) 
Andrew & Patty Sue Fichera (Chumbley) 

Peter & Tracy Madge (Baker) 
Michael & Elisabeth Libby (Vanderlugt) 
Brian Hayes & Meredith Baker-Hayes 
Stephen & Sandra Parnell (Ensins) 
Stephen & Kathleen Giuggio (Tworig) 
Peter & Maryanne Clougherty (Ardini) 

David & Patricia Conners (Perry) 
Frederick & Christine Parker (Duff) 
Peter & Patricia Harwood (Bosley) 
Kevin & Lisa Dillon (McDonough) 
James & Sarah Porter (Borstel) 
Ladd & Elizabeth McQuade (Pensavalle) 
Brian Driscoll & Joyce Pofs-Driscoll 
Keith & Allyson Moskow (Shutz) 
Robert & Marilyn McCunney (Stanton) 
Mark & Jennifer McGreenery (Blair) 

Richard C. & Diane M. Perkinson 

(Erlandson) 
Michael & Ellen Maher (McCarthy) 
Richard & Janet Weisenfeld (Mealus) 
Ralph E. & Melinda Berry (Freda) 
Paul & Lillian Emanuello (Aamodt) 

Stephen & Charlene Riley (Hart) 
John H. & Christina Dean (Cline) 
Robert & Maureen Stebbins (Griffin) 
William L. & Nancy a. Blaze (Volinn) 
Jeffrey D. & Gillian Zabel (McTaggart) 
Stephen K. & Ann M. Lucitt (Doucette) 



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DECEMBER 

5 Andrew Thomas Littauer 
5 Barbara Benson Murray 
17 Emily Bayley Bertovich 
27 Cory Edward Barrow 



Thomas W. & Theresa A. Littauer (Springer) 
Francis W. & Barbara B. Murray (Howes) 
Gregory & Ellen Bertovich (Barr) 
Joseph C. & Sheila D. Barrow (Poston) 



BIRTHS NOT PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 



DATE 



NAME OF CHILD 



JANUARY 

5 Allegra Marie Snyder 

OCTOBER 

20 {Catherine Anne B. Barrett 

MARCH 

4 Martina Elizabeth Snyder 

FEBRUARY 

19 John Charles Judge 

JUNE 

20 Joshua T. Work 

AUGUST 

5 Andrew R.S. DeVitre 



AUGUST 


12 


Henry L. Patterson 


SEPTEMBER 


7 


Torey O'Brien Hart 


15 


Alexx T. Honolie 


OCTOBER 


1 


Ryan William Daly 


5 


Alessandra D. Sadler 


NOVEMBER 


9 


Krystin E. Fiori 


17 


Mackenzie M. Tyer 


20 


Alicia E. Asnault 


27 


Madeline P. Leahy 


28 


Joshua M. Cahill 


DECEMBER 


7 


KyleT. DeSisto 


15 


Julian H. Arnold 


21 


Margaret C. Goodwin 


21 


Brianna E. Lindsey 


24 


Adeline V. Davis 


29 


Matthew R. Wasel 


30 


Rachel E. McMorris 



PARENTS (MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME) 
1975 

James & Nancy Snyder (Coffey) 

John & Beverly Barrett (Stoughton) 
1977 

James & Nancy Snyder (Coffey) 
1984 

Michael & Kimberly Judge (Coggins) 
1987 

Frederic & Leilani Work (DeMatteo) 
1989 

Rustam DeVitre & Virginia Shahinian 
(Shahinian) 
1990 

Wendell & Lane Patterson (Seymour) 

Seth & Eileen Hart (Smith) 

John & Audrey Honolie (St. Germain) 

Steven & Sharon Daly (McCann) 
John & Oriana Sadler (Tempesta) 

Paul & Karen Fiori (Swanson) 
Gary & Lindsay Tyer (McCombs) 
Thomas & Beverly Asnault (Josselyn) 
Daniel & Patricia Leahy (Cohn) 
William & Patricia Cahill (Oddi) 

Todd & Laura DeSisto (Noone) 
Gregcory & Constance Arnold (White) 
Ronald & Mary Goodwin (Murphy) 
Robert & Pamela Lindsey (Galligan) 
Jeffrey & Ellen Davis (Znistowski) 
William & Jane Wasel (Louis) 
David & Roseanne McMorris (Marmo) 



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MARRIAGES FOR THE YEAR 1991 

January 19 at Cohasset, Michael A. Rybarski of Cohasset, and Jan M. Plummer of 
Cohasset, married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 

January 26 at Cohasset, Thomas P. Chamberlain of Cohasset, and Jennifer L. Kerner 
of Cohasset, married by Matthew J. Bradley, Priest. 

February 9 at Cohasset, David F. O'Connell of Plymouth and Deborah M. Andrews 
of Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

March 16 at Cohasset, Daniel I. Chansky of Beverly and Suzanne R. O'Rourke of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

March 23 at Quincy, Michael P. Parziale of Braintree, and Michele Sansbury of 
Braintree, married by M. Brandt Gillespie, Minister. 

March 23 at Weymouth, Christopher E. Kulturides of Cohasset, and Heidi J. Ekstrom ! 
of Scituate, married by Terry Martinson, Minister of the Gospel. 

April 4 at Cohasset, Walter P. Mullen of Kingston, and Andrea B. Jones of Kingston, 
married by Edward T Atkinson, Minister. 

April 5 at Hingham, Taylor F. Tibbetts of Scituate, and Nancy E. Lincoln of Scituate, 
married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

April 13 at Cohasset, Gerald M. Beloin of New Boston, NH, and Linda J. Curley of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

April 27, at Cohasset, Francis E. Hassey of Hingham, and Susan M. Sweeney of 
Hingham, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Rector. 

April 27 at Cohasset, Michael S. Pervere of Sumter, SC, and Rebecca L. Barnes of 
Vernon, CT, married by Dr. John W Lynes, Minister. 

April 28 at Boston, Robert B. Teal of Quincy, and Doris C. Golden of Cohasset, mar- 
ried by Robert W. Golledge, Priest. 

May 4 at Cohasset, John J. McManus, Jr. of Dedham, and Donna E. Beamon of 
Cohasset, married by John Connor, Priest. 

May 4 at Duxbury, David W. Fahy of Cohasset, and Holly C. Moffatt of Dedham, 
married by Kenneth C. Landall, Clergyman. 

May 11 at Hingham, Thomas B. McNulty of Cohasset, and Maureen J. Dillon of 
Cohasset, married by John R. Hanlon, Priest. 

May 18 at Cohasset, Raymond E. Bartels on Long Beach, NY and Cornelia G. Grant, 
married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

May 18 at Cohasset, Sean P. Grady of Cohasset, and Maryanne Dooley of Cohasset, 
married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

May 18 at Cambridge, James P. Yess of Cohasset, and Mary L. Lussier of Swamp- 
scott, married by George Simms, Minister. 

May 18 at Cohasset, Donald F. O'Neill of Scituate and Barbara A. Meers of Cohas- 
set, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

May 18 at Cohasset, Daniel M. Rattner of Cohasset, and Barbara J. Green of Cohas- 
set, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister 

May 24 at Scituate, Kenneth R. Carfagno of Cohasset, and Ricarda M. Scott of Scitu- 
ate, married by Charles E. Salamone, Priest. 

June 1 at Cohasset, Philip A. Tedeschi of Cohasset, and Judith A. Murray of Cohas- 
set, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

June 7 at Cohasset, Sean A. Manchester of Albuquerque, NM and Michelle M. Roth, 
of Albuquerque, NM married by £. Clifford Cutler, Priest. 



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June 8 at Barnstable, Guy A. Medaglia of Cohasset, and Carolyn G. Guinan of 
Cohasset, married by C. H. Morris, Priest. 

June 8 at Cohasset, James F. Curley of Cohasset, and Lillian M. Murray of Cohasset, 
married by Richard J. Brady, Priest. 

June 8 at Cohasset, Mark E. Sullivan of Cohasset, and Margaret M. Martin of Cohas- 
set, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

June 8 at Hingham, Peter E. Marcia of Cohasset, and Kimberly A. Carvelli of Cohas- 
set, married by George J. Delaney, Priest. 

June 15 at Cohasset, Robert Brierley of Scituate, and Susan C. Barrett of Scituate, 
married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

June 15 at Cohasset, David E. Place, Jr. of Boston, and Teri L. Medley of Boston, 
married by F. Lee Richards, Clergyman. 

June 22 at Cohasset, Wayne A. Barcomb of Cohasset, and Susan C. Nelle of Cohas- 
set, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

June 22 at Chatham, Earle D. Coffman of Wollaston, and Denise A. Flint of Wollas- 
ton, married by Gerard V. Denver, Priest. 

June 22 at Cohasset, Jeffrey M. Barrow of Duxbury, and Laurel A. Gorton of Marsh- 
field, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

June 29 at Cohasset, John J. Concannon, III of Lexington, and Lauren 

L. Hayes of Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

July 13 at Cohasset, Bruce Addison of Hingham, and Wendy A. O'Neal of Hingham, 
married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

July 13 at Hingham, Christopher S. Harvey of Quincy, and Lisa A. O'Neal of Cohas- 
set, married by Stephen C. Washburn, Minister. 

July 19 at Cohasset, Gregory Robert Sullivan of Cohasset, and Raeanne Fiedler of 
Cohasset, married by John Keohane, Priest. 

July 20 at Cohasset, John P. Drago of Scituate, and Ingrid E. Anderson, of Cohasset, 
married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

July 27 at Cohasset, Anthony J. Carbone of Cohasset, and Lisa M. Pecce of Cohasset, 
married by Stephen S. Hall, Clergyman. 

August 4 at Cohasset, William F. Raedle of NY, NY, and Maeve R. Rever of NY, NY, 
married by John M. Benbow, Minister. 

August 10 at Cohasset, Robert G. Czajak of Allston, and Patricia Cronin of Allston, 
married by Stephen S.J. Hall, Clergyman. 

August 1 1 at Cohasset, Timothy A. Brooks of Indianapolis, IN, and Kathryn A. Cor- 
bett of Indianapolis, IN, married by E. Clifford Cuder, Rector, 

August 17 at Cohasset, Daniel T. Prendergast of Marshfield and Carol E. Allman of 
Marshfield, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

August 17 at Cohasset, Samuel P. Donegan of Braintree, and Katherine E. Neelon of 
Braintree, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Rector. 

August 17 at Mashpee, Robert D. Jacobs of Cohasset, and Gail V. Oster of Cohasset, 
married by Don R. Cassidy, Minister of Gospel. 

August 23 at Cohasset, Frances J. Henry of Scituate, and Thelma L. Libby of Hol- 
brook, married by David S. Sandberg, minister of the Gospel. 

August 24 at Scituate, Robert K. Thompson, Jr., and Maureen C. Crowley of Nor- 
well, married by Msgr. Eugene McNamara, Priest. 

August 31 at Cohasset, Timothy Michael Trout of Hull, and Julie E. O'Rourke of 
Hull, married by Frederick. J. Murray, Priest. 

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September 1 at Cohasset, Robert J. Lynch of Scituate, and Dawn S. McAllister of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

September 15 at Dorchester, John Alphonsis Grealish of Weymouth, and Margaret 
Man' Kilcooley of Weymouth, married by Paul T. Ryan, Priest. 

September 15 at Abington, John C. Kuhn of Norwell, and Marybeth McLaughlin of 
Norwell, married by Patrick J. McLaughlin, Priest. 

September 21 at Cohasset, Matthew C. O'Donell of Brighton, and Karen A. Crowley 
of Brighton, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

September 21 at Cohasset, Thomas R. Young of Weymouth, and Katherine J. Lalonde 
of Weymouth, married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

September 22 at Cohasset, Robert A. Stiles of Scituate, and Sandra J. Stover of Scitu- 
ate, married by Marion F. Brown, Justice of the Peace. 

September 27 at Cohasset, Joseph A. Russell of Gardena, CA, and Sarah E. Seavey 
of Gardena, C A, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Rector. 

September 28 at Scituate, Wayne H. Robbins, Jr. of Cohasset, and Pamela L. Jenkins 
of Scituate, married by Richard W. Dutton, Clergyman. 

October 4 at Cohasset, Daniel R. Tilden of Houston, TX, and Terri L. Fisher of Hous- 
ton, TX, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

October 5 at Edgartown, John R. Nugent of Cohasset, and Deborah A. Nassetta of 
Norwell, married by John D., Schule, Minister of the Gospel. 

October 5 at Cohasset, Theodore L. Holland of Cohasset, and Bonnie L. Stover of 
Cohasset, married by Robert L. Campbell, Minister of the Gospel. 

October 5 at Cohasset, David J. Kierce of Hingham, and Allison Vaughan of Hing- 
ham, married by Jack Roche, Priest. 

October 12 at Cohasset, Thomas M. Govan of Novi, MI, and Tracy A. Fernalld of 
Novi, MI, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

October 12 at Hingham, John G. Naughton of Cohasset, and Elizabeth M. Prater of 
Cohasset, married by Donald Bryant, Minister of the Gospel. 

October 12 at Cohasset, Eric A. Washak of Cohasset,and Tracilee Arnold of Cohas- 
set, married by Nicholas J. Morlone, Priest. 

November 2, 1991 at Cohasset, Gary S. Savignano of Needham, and Patricia A. 
Walsh of Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest 

November 2 at Cohasset, George L. Eraklis of Boston, and Sheila Flaherty of Boston, 
married by John G. Maheras, Priest. 

November 3 at Cohasset, Jonathan A. Yow of Davidson, NC, and Lisa J. Powers of 
Davidson, N.C., married by R. D.Tyrrell, Priest. 

November 9 at Hingham, Douglas J. Grimes of Cohasset, and Marjorie H, Sullivan 
of Cohasset, married by John R. Hanlon, Priest. 

November 9 at Cohasset, David W. Brady of Weymouth and Janine M. Curley of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

November 10 at Cohasset, William C. Taylor of Brant Rock, and Ellen DeGirolamo 
of Brant Rock, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

November 17 at Hingham, John J. Duff of Hull, and Jennifer A. Young of Hull, mar- 
ried by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

November 17 at Cohasset, Raymond D. Sanborn, Jr. of Cohasset, and Kathleen M. 
McGuire of Cohasset, married by Francis J. Hurley, Priest. 

December 28 at Cohasset, Thomas Campbell of Scituate, and Ellen McLaughlin of 
Scituate, married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

December 31 at Cohasset, Christopher R. Hidell of Quincy, and Eve R. Brooks of 
Quincy, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

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DEATHS FOR THE YEAR 1991 



DATE 


NAME 


JANUARY 




4 


Roberts. Pape 


6 


Pauline Avis Creesy 


12 


Myril R. O'Leary, Jr. 


12 


Dorothy W. Whittemore 


14 


Mildred Joyce Higgins 


15 


Mary A. Hardy 


16 


Cecil A. Latter 


17 


Aili Linnea Ash 


19 


Dorothy E. Fraser 


24 


Olga M. O'Connor 


FEBRUARY 




3 


William David Hobbs 



George F. O'Brien 
Dorothy Beesley Bates 
Anita Marie Palm 
Everett W. Wheelwright 
Mary M. Phelps 



AGE 

67 
96 
71 
88 
78 
64 
90 
81 
82 
89 

77 
88 
82 
65 
93 
77 



Chester Williams Smith 
Lawrence E. Hallisey 
Jennie Mea Smith 
Mary Gaudet 
Irene Thayer 



76 
77 
87 
80 
88 



Christine E. Mehegan 
Mildred Anna Willdridge 
Raymond A. Remick 
John S. Keating 
Dorothy E. Fitzpatrick 
Margaret Lillian Kohlmeyer 



80 
78 
74 
89 
80 
83 



Ruth Barrett 
Myra F. MacLeod 
Domenic J. Saldi 
Abigail Maye McHardy 
John H. Barrett, Sr. 
Wesley Z. Gottesman 
Mary K. Baker 



73 
75 
66 

85 
55 
73 
77 



Marian P. O'Leary 
Edward C. Bechcrer 
Hilda V. Moreau 
Malcolm Gannet Hobson 



92 
85 
87 
81 



119 



JULY 




6 


Lillian F. O'Connell 


10 


Margaret M. Taylor 


10 


Anne G. Durant 


12 


Eleanor T. Coleman 


12 


Beatrice Studds 


13 


Lot W. Bates 


14 


Theodore Anton 


16 


Thomas J. Hargadon 


16 


Virginia Louise Miller 


20 


Marjorie P. Anderson 


21 


Carlton I. Sweinimer 


22 


Bertha Blanche Brown 


22 


William Kevill Cashin 


31 


Margaret Treat Bates 


AUGUST 




3 


James F. Collins 


10 


Marion V. Quigley 


12 


Alice G. Daunt 


13 


Robert s. Booth, Jr. 


14 


John Patrick Coleman 


16 


Charles Henry Watson 


16 


Donald A. Veader 


24 


Marguerite Emily Dirvachter 


SEPTEMBER 




2 


Gertrude L. Quigley 


4 


Margaret F. Hendrie 


4 


Alice E. Clifford 


5 


John A. Hanley 


9 


Ronald Gordon Beal 


24 


Marjorie T. Morse 


30 


Norman Kirkland Dresser 


OCTOBER 




7 


Arthur L. Turner 


8 


Mary J. Berry 


8 


Daniel E. Murphy 


26 


Rutherford E. Bailey, Jr. 


NOVEMBER 




3 


Eileen V. O'Keefe 


5 


Paulie Mary Loiacono 


8 


George H. Smith 


12 


Virginia Hastings Russ 


14 


Evelyn Gertrude Hewitt 


18 


Alessandro Morelli 


24 


Mary Evelyn Fleming 


DECEMBER 




1 


William Hunt Parmenter 


9 


Lillian M. Howe 


20 


Philip L. Kuntz 



97 
54 
81 
83 
47 
68 
64 
71 
65 
74 
77 
80 
85 



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Report of the Board of Registrars 

The Registrars reappointed George L. Marlette, III to be Chairman for 1991. Janet 
MacLure was appointed for a three year term from February 1991 to February 1994 by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Registrar Alice Daunt passed away in August 1991. 

Margaret R. Charles war appointed to fill Alice's unexpired term until April 1, 1992. 
Janet MacLure resigned on October 22, 1991, and was replaced by Judith Volungis to 
fill Janet's unexpired term until February of 1994. 
Town Meeting and Elections: 

April 6, 1991 
April 8, 1991 
April 9, 1991 
April 13, 1991 



Annual and Special Town Meeting 
Continuation of Town Meeting 
Continuation of Town Meeting 
Town Election 
Special Town Election 
Continuation of Town Meeting 
Continuation of Town Meeting 
Special Town Meeting 



May 18, 1991 

May 29, 1991 

June 26, 1991 

October 7, 1991 
Respectfully submitted, 
Board of Registrars 

Election Officers for the Year 1991 

The following persons were appointed Election Workers for the Year 1991 by the 
Board of Selectmen. Their names were taken from the Cohasset Democratic and Repub- 
lican list. 



Mary A. Fiori 


D 


Paula E. Logan 


R 


Dorothea Bjorkgren 


D 


George B. Watts 


R 


Charlotte Leland 


D 


Joseph W. Horak 


R 


Kirk S. Giffen 


D 


F. Roy Fitzsimmons 


R 


Marjorie B. Giffen 


D 


Mark A. Baker 


R 


Ronald Goodwin 


D 


Mary Jeanette Murray 


R 


Mary M. Goodwin 


D 


Edward F. Woods 


R 


Frederick R. Koed 


D 


PeterS. Guild 


R 


Lisa Koed 


D 


Richard J. Silvia 


R 


Donna F. French 


D 


Nancy H. 0' Toole 


R 


Jeanne M. McAuliffe 


D 


Betty Lou Pearce 


R 


Andrea L. Davis 


D 


David K. Lahive 


R 


Marek L. Laas 


D 


Martha K. Gjesteby 


R 


Elizabeth T.L. Laas 


D 


Grace R. Tuckerman 


R 


Margaret R. Charles 


D 


Barbara A. Meehan 


R 


John K. McNabb 


D 


George L. Marlette 


R 


Donna J. McGee 


D 


Barbara L. Bowman 


R 


Maria A. Plante 


D 


Leonora C. Jenkins 


R 


Jean M. Salvador 


D 


William M. Zildjian 


R 


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D 


Lillian M. Curley 


R 


Patricia A. Laugelle 


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Mary L. Varisco 


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Juliette D. Guild 


R 


Christy P. Mihos 


R 


Ronald Murray Campbell 


R 


William D. Weeks 


R 


Frederic W. Toppan 


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Samuel C. Pease 


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Douglas R. Peck 


R 


Robert C. Jordan, Jr. 


R 


Margaret M. O'Donnell 


R 


Thomas E. Nash 


R 


Patricia B. Buckley 


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Nancy M. Donahue 


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Judith P. Volungis 


R 


L. Christine Bassett 


R 



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1991 Prospective Juror List 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234 A, Section 15, the Prospective 
Jury List is available in the Town Clerk's Office with names of those residents who may 
be summoned for Juror Service. 

This information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 

Town Archivist 

During 1991 the Town's two controlled-environment Public Records vaults in Town 
Hall cellar have been in continuous use, holding both the Town's modern permanent 
records and the historical records relating to Town government, as required under the 
Public Records Laws of Massachusetts. With cooperation of the Board of Selectmen and 
the Wire Department additional lighting has been installed within one of the two vaults, 
gready improving working conditions therein. The Archivist has completed an inventory 
listing of Town books and document boxes stored in the archive vaults, this being the first 
comprehensive survey of Cohasset's historical and modern Public Records. Additionally, 
many books have been tagged and labelled for identification as permanent records. Dur- 
ing 1991 the Archivist has made progress in organizing the Town's map and plan files, a 
project needing more work. State statue and regulation requires that all permanent Public 
Records be stored in a fireproof and climate-controlled environment. The Town archivist 
urges that all offices and departments continue to make such records available for storage 
in the vaults provided for that purpose. 

The Archivist wishes to express sincere appreciation to retiring Town Clerk Frances 
Marks whose continuing efforts forwarded the establishment of a modern Public Records 
vault system in Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David H. Wadsworth, Town Archivist 

Bylaw Committee 

The Bylaw Committee has reviewed those articles proposed for Town Meetings 
which involve changes in or additions to the Town Bylaws. The Committee has also 
reviewed such articles passed by Town Meeting and accepted by the Attorney General, 
and has directed that these changes be incorporated in copies of the Bylaws in the office 
of the Town Clerk. 

Changes in the Bylaws have been numerous during the past two years, and many 
copies of the Bylaws held by individuals may not be complete or up-to-date. Persons 
requiring revised copies of the Bylaws should obtain them from the office of the Town 
Clerk. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary E. Gainor, Chairman 

W. Roger Nast 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 

Richard A. Henderson, Town Counsel (ex officio) 

Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk (ex officio) 



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Cable T.V. Council 

The community Television Council is appointed by the Selectmen. It meets periodi- 
cally to ensure that Continental Cablevision complies with the terms of its contract with 
the Town and to advise the Selectman on Cable TV related issues as they arise. 

One such issue was the decision to increase rates on April 1st. Because of de- 
regulation of the cable industry, the Town has no real power to counter these increases. 
The council, however, studied the rates of other towns in Southeastern Massachusetts, 
some of which have other providers, looked over additional documents from the com- 
pany, talked with our counterparts in other towns, and concluded, somewhat reluctantly, 
that the company's increases were fair, given the quality of their product and the compa- 
rability of rates. We noted that "fair" does not necessarily mean affordable, and cus- 
tomers may obviously implement their own rate controls by selectively dropping cable 
services. 

Relief may be in sight, as new federal legislation would return significant control of 
cable rates to the municipalities. 

Continental Cablevision continues to be a quality company and has gone out of its 
way to be a good neighbor. As indicated in their 1991 annual report, their cameras cov- 
ered more events than ever before, and the stream of quality, locally originated program- 
ming continuous unabated, including the award-winning Pierson to Person, CHS Video- 
time, Selectmen's meetings, The Fitness Connection, The Business Show, McNamara on 
Money, Fatima Today, and The Historical Society Presents... A Living History. 

Newsbeat 53 specials focused on many events and issues impacting our community, 
including the departure and return of local troops to the Persian Gulf, election coverage 
and candidate debates, telethons and news events coverage. 

They have an active training program, and conduct numerous workshops throughout 
the year to train volunteers. They are even more involved in Cohasset Schools, providing 
a program called Cable in the Classroom that provides a multitude of commercial-free 
educational television programs over cable, and a monthly magazine that lists them by 
curriculum area.Continental's Community Coordinator, Deb Duggan, has spent many 
hours in the Deer Hill School and the High School working on television productions 
with the students. 

The Cable Council actively solicits suggestions or complaints regarding cable TV in 
Cohasset, and encourages attendance at our meetings. The Council is short two members 
and is seeking new members this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John D. Walp 

Shelanne S. Durkin 

Marek L. Maas 

John R. H. Packard, Chairman (resigned) 

Tamsin E. Elliot 

Harbor Master 

1991 was a very successful boating season. There were no boating fatalities this 
year. 

The season began with the continued maintenance of docks and ramps. Rebuilding of 
the Margin Street float and ramp was completed with the help of Robert Baggs. Thanks 
to Bob, all floats and ramps around the harbor are in good shape. 



123 



In June 1991, we had the Arts Festival and Harborfest, with many activities sched- 
uled around the harbor, including a parade of boats, which was very successful with no 
incidents. 

On July 4, there was a display of fireworks at the harbor sponsored by Mr. Peter Roy. 
With the Assistance of the Cohasset Fire Department to patrol, there were no incidents. 

In August and October two major storms occurred of hurricane force winds. The har- 
bor was very fortunate to sustain very minor damage. 

The Harbor Department assisted thirty-one disabled boaters this year which was 
down from last year. 

Addition of a bathroom to the Harbor Master's Office was completed. 

I would like to express my appreciation to Harold Litchfield, Tony Sestito, and the 
Public Works Department for their assistance in installing the bathroom at the Harbor 
Master's office and the removal of debris from the harbor following the two storms. 

Also, I express thanks and appreciation to Cliff Dickson, Dave Marks and the fisher- 
men for their assistance throughout the summer and especially during the two storms. 

Irving L. Gadow, Jr. 
Harbor Master 

Insurance Committee 

Fiscal Year 1991 continued the ground work and direction in the area of Health Bene- 
fits for Town employees. The Town of Cohasset Employees Health Insurance Coalition 
Bargaining Committee was formed and spent considerable time formulating a plan, eval- 
uating alternatives, and reaching a conclusion on the best form for the Health Insurance 
program to take. Unfortunately, we were unable to come up with a cost effective alterna- 
tive which could replace Bay State Health and Medical East as the Town's Health care 
alternatives. This was extremely disappointing. 

The process did, however, produce positive results. We had a solid group of dedi- 
cated individuals from all parts of the Town. This coalition group came to understand the 
difficult issues and long term direction of our situation. While we did not reach any dra- 
matic conclusion, we were able to have in place a working group which will be ready to 
move forward when the opportunity presents itself. 

On the property and casualty side, the Town has been favored with a complete, com- 
prehensive, sound, and competitive program. As long as the insurance market place con- 
tinues to be stable we see no change in the program. We did make some fine tuning 
changes which we expect will be cost effective over the long run. 

The Committee is always available to discuss any points of interest with interested 
parties. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert C. Ernest 

Robert J. Murphy 

Samuel W. Wakeman, Chairman 

Personnel Committee 

The weakness in the economy and state reductions in disbursements to the cities and 
towns in the Commonwealth made 1991 a difficult year for contract negotiations. The 
Fire Department Union contract was heavily negotiated but ended up in fact finding. The 
Police Department Union reached agreement with the Personnel Board for 0% raises in 
1991-1992 and 4% for each of the next two years. This contract was defeated at the Spe- 

124 






cial Town Meeting. Also reflecting the tight times was the defeat of any increases in the 
pay scale for other Town employees. Prior to Town Meeting, some employees of the 
Town voted to establish two new unions. The Konohasset Clerical and Custodial Associ- 
ation is expected to begin negotiations in early 1992. The Library workers also voted to 
form the C.L.A.S.S. union in 1991. Negotiations with the Personnel Board have been 
ongoing and a contract is near completion. 

Despite the budgetary difficulties, there was not a reduction of the Town's non-school 
work force in 1991. 1992 promises to be another year of difficult negotiations in the face 
of continued reduction of revenues. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joan S. Brown, Co-Chairman 

Barbara J. Moore, Co-Chairman 

Peter F. Pacetti 

Marek L. Laas 

Frederick J. Stobart 

Committee to Survey the Structure and Function 
of Town Government 

The purpose of this Committee is to survey the structure and function of Cohasset 
Town government, its officers, departments and boards, and from time to time report its 
findings and recommendations, if any, to Town Meeting. To this end the Committee held 
meetings on a regular basis this past year. We have also met, individually and collec- 
tively, with members of other committees, Town officials, interested citizens, and repre- 
sentatives from other communities. 

At the 1991 Annual Town Meeting the Committee reported its concerns over the 
long-term fiscal forecast for the Town, its unsuccessful efforts at promoting regionaliza- 
tion of services, and its recommendation to pursue the privatization of ambulance service. 
Since then the Committee has surveyed public safety organization and staffing in similar 
communities with the goal of maintaining a level of public safety that is acceptable to the 
Town with a cost that is equal or less than the present structure. In addition, the Commit- 
tee reviewed the DPW Study Committee Report, and, at the request of the Selectmen, 
looked at the office of the Town Clerk. 

Towards the close of the year the Committee was invited to look into regionalization 
possibilities by a neighboring community. As the latest information from the Department 
of Revenue continues to project an increased gap between revenues and expenditures, we 
will continue to investigate options and encourage new ideas. 

In the course of the year the Chairman and Secretary were reelected, and Dennis 
Roth was elected Vice Chairman. Long-term member Jean Cotton retired and was 
replaced by Jean Muir. The Committee wishes to salute Jean Cotton for her many contri- 
butions to the Committee and the Town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. Roy Fitzsimmons, Chairman 

Dennis L. Roth, Vice Chairman 

Wilson H. Pile, Secretary 

Jack D. Bryant 

Patricia G. Facey 

Jean M. Muir 

James L. Whelan 

Jean B. Cotton (retired) 

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FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Town Accountant 

To the Board of Selectmen and Citizens of Cohasset: 

Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1991. This report 
includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

4. State and County Assessments 

5. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance Actual vs. Budget 
SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance Special Revenue 
Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Highway Improve- 
ments 

WATER FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDS 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
DEFERRED REVENUE 

1. Balance Sheet 

2. Statement of Changes in Fund Balance 
TRUST FUNDS 

Combined Statement of Changes in Fund Balances 
GENERAL LONG-TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 
Statement of General Long-Term Debt 
Statement of Water Fund Long-Term Debt 

Funds for the following unpaid bills for fiscal year 1991 were appropriated at the Special Town 
Meeting, October 7, 1991: 

Marion C. Atkinson 

McGowan, Engel, Tucker, Garrett & Schultz 

Goodwin Procter and Hoar 

Granite City Electric Supply Co. 

Yankee Sprinkler Co., Inc. 



64.00 


12,761.88 


8,203.75 


61.79 


280.00 


$21,371.42 



Respectfully Submitted 

Mary J. Gallagher 

Town Accountant 



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130 



TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule GF-2 

General Fund 

Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Change 

For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1991 



Property Taxes:(Net of Provision 

for Abatements 5175,794.98) 



Real Estate 


$9,092,093.93 




Property Taxes 


74,429.00 




Tax Liens Redeemed 


96,564.37 




Tax Foreclosures 


2.095.65 


$9,265,182.95 


ines: 
District Court 


12,537.50 




Parking Fines 


16.952.00 


29,489.50 


,icenses and permits: 






Selectmen: 






Alcoholic beverages 


19,870.00 




Facilities permits 


17,369.00 




All other 


7,116.50 




Town Clerk:Gasoline storage 


375.00 




Dog Licenses 


8,140.00 




Police-Licenses and permits 


354.00 




Building Department: 






Gas 


1,443.00 




Plumbing 


4,355.00 




Building permits 


27,641.00 




Certificates of inspection 


1,705.00 




Wire Department-Permits 


3,862.00 




Harbor Department 


34,455.00 


126,685.50 


Grants from State: 






Schools: 






Chapter 70 Aid 


361,084.00 





School Related Transportation Ch 71A 57,648.00 

Construction of School Projects Ch645 37,914.00 

Tuition State Wards 9,653.00 

Highway Fund 

Lottery, Beano, Charity Games 1 85,537.00 

Addt'l Asst. General Fund Approp. to 

Local Aid Fund 506,483.00 

Veterans' Benefits 2,067.51 

Reimbursement for loss of taxes: 

Veterans, Blind and elderly 10,924.00 1,171,310.51 

Total General Revenue $10,592,668.46 

Commercial Revenue: 

Special Assessments-Sewer: 

Fiscal 1991 1,348.01 

Prior Years 23.75 

Paid in Advance 32.81 1,404.57 



131 



Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 

1988 and prior 

1989 (net of refunds 266.56) 

1990 (net of refunds 4,301.70) 

1991 (net of refunds 5,195.10) 
Vessel Excise Taxes (net of refunds 44.50) 
Hotel/Motel Excise 

Total Commercial Revenue 
Departmental Revenue: 
Planning Board: 

Topographical Maps 

Filing Fees 

Miscellaneous 
Zoning Board of Appeals -Filing Fees 
Conservation Commission: 

Filing Fees 

Miscellaneous 
Selectmen-Miscellaneous 
Treasurer-Collector: 

Fees for Sendees 

Miscellaneous 
Town Clerk: 

Fees for Services 

Miscellaneous 
Police: 

Miscellaneous 

Surcharge for Off -Duty Details 
Fire: 

Ambulance Services 

Inspections and Miscellaneous 
Building Inspector-Miscellaneous 
Sealer of Weights and Measures-Fees 
Dog Officer-Fees 
Board of Health: 

R.T.F. Stickers 

Disposal Area Fees 

Dumping Fees from Private Landfill 

Recycling Income 

All other 
Sewer Use Charges 
Sewer Liens 

Harbor- Application Fees and Misc. 
Schools: 

Tuition 

Miscellaneous 
Library Fines and Forfeits 
Recreation Program Fees 
Cemeteries-Burials 

Total Department Revenue 
Unclassified Revenue: 
Rents 

Use of Town Hall 
DEQE-Grant for Leaf &Yard Compost 



2,457.35 

59,459.28 

155,355.16 

285.693.68 



502,965.47 

5,402.63 

110.00 



$509,882.67 



20.00 
800.00 
161.75 


981.75 
3,425.00 


1,142.00 
140.90 


• 

1,282.90 
1,558.38 


18,339.12 
341.66 


18,680.78 


128.00 
6.663.60 


6,791.60 


817.50 
9.684.93 


10,502.43 


29,841.06 
3.504.86 


33,345.92 
150.50 
425.50 
135.00 


84,977.00 
13,662.20 
84,203.40 
313.20 
16,777.00 


199,932.80 

50,275.56 

8,009.49 

350.00 


17,126.25 
1.231.27 


18,357.52 

4,802.05 
45,207.15 

6.625.00 

$410,839.33 


9,450.00 

375.00 

2,851.51 


; 



132 



Settlement-School Oil Tank Contamination 28,600.43 
Miscellaneous Receipts 328.62 41,605.56 

Interest: 

Deposits and Investments 124,296.82' 

Sewer Assessments 215.52 

Property Taxes 93,462.84 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1.930.8 7 219,906.05 261,511.61 

Total Revenues $11,774,902.07 

Less: 

Cur. Year Expenditures (sch. GF-3) 1 1 ,377,740.06 
Prior Year's Expenditures (sch. GF-3) 97.462.88 11,475,202.94 

Encumbrances & Cont'd Appropriations (sch. GF-3) 173.506.90 11,648,709.84 

Excess of Revenues over Expenditures SI 26, 192.23 

Other Financing Sources: 

Transfers from Trust Funds 45,532.65 

Transfers from Water Fund 18,983.20 

Transfers from Special Revenue 6,079.00 

Transfers from Waterways Improvement Fund 9,921 .00 

Transfer from Pension Trust Fund 70,000.00 

Transfers from Capital Projects Fund 10,000.00 

Premium on Bond Anticipation Notes 637.68 

Insurance Reimbursements 5,940.04 

Total Other Financing Sources 167,093.57 

Other Financing Uses: 

State and County Assessments (schedule GF-4) 364,847.73 

Expenditures from Trust Funds 36,268.65 

Transfer to Water Fund 1 8,983 .20 

Transfer to Capital Project Fund 17,562.74 

Transfer to Agency Fund 3.000.00 

Total Other Financing Uses (440,662.32) 

Excess of Revenues & Other Sources over Expenditures & Other Uses ($147,376.52) 

Unreserved Fund Balance July 1, 1990 615,277.71 

Add: Prior Year Encumbrances closed 216,789.50 

Prior Year Reserve for Expend, closed 143,216.57 
Underestimates of Fiscal 1991 State 

& County Assessments 
Reserve for Overlay Deficit 
Less: Underestimates of Fiscal 1990 State 
& County Assessments 
Reserve for Tax Foreclosures 
Reserve for Expenditures 
Reserve for 1989 Overlay Deficit 
Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 1991 



3,143.00 






2.876.25 


366,025.32 




7,550.00 






2,095.65 






180,914.10 






117.05 


(190,676.80) 


790.626.23 
$643,249.71 



133 



REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES Schedule GF-3] 


FISCAL 91 CLOSE OUT LEDGER 


-GENERAL FUND 


. 


Appropriation Carry Forward Expenditure 


Transfer 


Closed to 


Account Name Amount 


to New Year 


Amount 


Amount 


Revenue 


Dept. No. 3 Selectmen 












Personal Services 


48,133.24 




48,133.24 




0.00 


General Expenses 


7,824.81 




7,098.03 




726.78 


Capital Outlay 


300.00 


300.00 






0.00 


Equipment Rental 


7,400.00 




6,632.24 




767.76 


Collective Bargining 


7,500.00 


70.12 


13,929.88 


6,500.00 


0.00 


Unpaid Bills-Prev Yr 






90.12 


90.12 


0.00 


Feasibility Study 












"Little Harbor" 












Schd #198 Art. 7 4/5/86 


598.46 


385.57 


212.89 




0.00 


Mosquito Control 


2,000.00 




2,013.74 


13.74 


0.00 


Dept. No. 3 Selectmen 


73,756.51 


755.69 


78,110.14 


6,603.86 


1,494.54 


Dept. No. 4 Exec. Sec'y 












Personal Services 


50,671.47 




50,187.81 




483.66 


General Expenses 


1,565.00 




1,564.72 




0.28 


Dept. No. 4 Exec. Sec'y 


52,236.47 


0.00 


51,752.53 


0.00 


483.94 


Dept. No. 5 Park. Clerk 












General Expenses 


2,350.00 




1,984.69 




365.31 


Dept. No. 5 Park. Clerk 


2,350.00 


0.00 


1,984.69 


0.00 


365.31 


Dept. No. 9 Moderator 












Personal Services 


1.00 




1.00 




0.00 


Dept. No. 9 Moderator 


1.00 


0.00 


1.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 11 Adv. Comm. 












General Expenses 


345.00 




360.00 


15.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 11 Adv. Comm. 


345.00 


0.00 


360.00 


15.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 13 Reserve Fund 












Transfers 


125,000.00 






(108,277.42) 


16,722.58 


Dept. No. 13 Res Fund 


125,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


(108,277.42) 


16,722.58 


Dept. No. 15Elec. & Tn Mt. 












Personal Services 


15,965.60 




18,661.10 


3,551.00 


855.50 


General Expenses 


8,580.00 


2,500.00 


6,821.92 


1,331.00 


589.08 


Town Mt.ing Warrant 


3,000.00 




3,983.75 


983.75 


0.00 


Dept. No. 15Elec. & Tn Mt. 


27,545.60 


2,500.00 


29,466.77 


5,865.75 


1,444.58 


Dept. No. 19TownRpts. 












General Expenses 


5,000.00 




3,192.57 




1,807.43 


Dept. No. 19 Town Rpts. 


5,000.00 


0.00 


3,192.57 


0.00 


1,807.43 


Dept. No. 25 Tn Accountant 












Personal Services 


69,394.35 




64,763.71 




4,630.64 


General Expenses 


1,555.50 




993.54 




561.96 


Central Computer 


22,489.00 




21,446.03 




1,042.97 


Dept. No. 25 Tn Accountant 


93,438.85 


0.00 


87,203.28 


0.00 


6,235.57 


Dept. No. 29 Assessors 












Personal Services 


44,108.78 




38,851.65 




5,257.13 


General Expenses 


37,215.50 


13,608.30 


23,260.91 




346.29 


Dept. No. 29 Assessors 


81,324.28 


13,608.30 


62,112.56 


0.00 


5,603.42 


Dept. No. 35 Treas/Coll. 












Personal Services 


79,925.60 




79,396.79 




528.81 


General Expenses 


13,861.00 




13,861.00 




0.00 


Capital Outlay 


3,000.00 


162.26 


2,837.74 




0.00 



134 



Account Name 



AppropriationCarry Forward Expenditure Transfer Closed to 
Amount to New Year Amount Amount Revenue 



MGL CH60 Sec 508 



11,500.00 9,890.00 



Banking Services 

Dept. No. 35 Treas/Col. 

Dept. No. 39 Town Clerk 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Dept. No. 39 Town Clerk 

Dept. No. 45 Law 

General Expenses 

Town Counsel 

Unpaid Bills Prev Year 

Special Counsel 

Dept. No. 45 Law 

Dept. No. 47 Persnnel Comm 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 47 Persnnel Comm 

Dept. No. 61 Zoning Bd 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 61 Zoning Bd 

Dept. No. 63 Planning Bd 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Engineering Services 

Dept. No. 63 Planning Bd 

Dept. No. 65 Town Hall 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Telephone 

Major Roof Repairs 

Dept. No. 65 Town Hall 

Dept. No. 66 Town Buildings 

General Expenses 1,275.00 

Septic System ATM FY90 3,585.00 

Dept. No. 66 Town Buildings 4,860.00 

Dept. No. 71 Pensions 

Norfolk Cty Ret. System 

Non-Contrib Pensions 

Dept. No. 71 Pensions 

Dept. No. 76 Insurance 

General Expenses 

Group Insurance 

Dept. No. 76 Insurance 

Dept. No. 91 Unclassified 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Unemployment Insurance 

Audit of Accounts 

South Shore Coalition 

Remove Und Gas Tnks ATM 

Dept. No. 91 Unclassified 



7,880.13 
116,166.73 

52,278.40 
1,110.00 
2,500.00 

55,888.40 

6,000.00 
50,000.00 



56,000.00 

220.00 
. 220.00 

3,598.02 
3,598.02 

10,900.90 

2,100.00 

10,000.00 

23,000.90 

22,501.60 

22,430.00 

3,400.00 

8,600.00 

4,290.00 

61,221.60 



412,940.00 

3,350.00 

416,290.00 

289,176.00 
692,324.00 
981,500.00 

1,668.60 
700.00 

5,000.00 
19,000.00 

2,000.00 
10,000.00 
38,368.60 



10,052.26 



0.00 

201.85 
7,538.50 

7,060.00 
14,800.35 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



TOTALGEN GOVT 2,218,111.96 



937.07 



6,515.12 

7,452.19 

49,168.79 



1,565.63 

7,797.29 

105,458.45 



52,278.40 
1,109.05 
2,446.46 

55,833.91 

1,692.57 

42,461.50 

75.23 

2,940.00 
47,169.30 

50.00 
50.00 

2,530.08 
2,530.08 

9,315.70 

1,346.27 

1,179.80 

11,841.77 

22,501.60 

25,751.25 

3,400.00 

7,915.56 

59,568.41 

2,276.61 

9,163.28 

11,439.89 

421,091.36 

3,316.80 

424,408.16 

287,729.62 
692,324.00 
980,053.62 

881.53 

60.40 

1,496.43 

18,000.00 

2,000.00 

3,484.88 

25,923.24 

2,038,460.37 



0.00 



0.00 



75.23 
10,000.00 

10,075.23 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



3,321.25 



3,321.25 

1,200.00 
6,275.00 
7,475.00 

8,151.36 

8,151.36 



0.00 



150.00 



150.00 
(66,619.97) 



44.37 

82.84 

656.02 

0.00 

0.95 

53.54 

54.49 

4,105.58 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 

4,105.58 

170.00 
170.00 

1,067.94 
1,067.94 

1,585.20 

753.73 

8,820.20 

11,159.13 

0.00 
0.00 
0.00 

684.44 
4,290.00 
4,974.44 

198.39 
696.72 
895.11 

0.00 

33.20 
33.20 

1,446.38 

0.00 

1,446.38 

0.00 

639.60 

3,503.57 

1,000.00 

0.00 

0.00 

5,143.17 

63,862.83 



135 



Account Name 



AppropriationCarry Forward Expenditure Transfer Closed to 
Amount to New Year Amount Amount Revenue 



Dept. No. 101 Police 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Unpaid Bills-Prev Yr 
ATM Fund Off-duty 

Det. Acct 
Dept. No. 101 Police 
Dept. No. 103 Fire 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Fire & Police Headq 
Hydrant Services 
Pls&Specs-Renov 

Pol/Fire Stat 
Send #195 STM 12/9/85 
Equip/Train EMTs 

ATM FY90 
Refurbish Truck 
ATM Fund Off-duty 

Det. Account 
Dept. No. 103 Fire 
Dept. No. 109 Tree & Park 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Personal Svcs Trust Fund 
Milliken Field Improvemts 
Dept. No. 109 Tree & Park 
Dept. No. Ill Harbor 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 



753,850.44 

54,425.00 

4,395.00 

535.00 

2,000.00 
815,205.44 

832,090.28 

48,754.72 

7,480.00 

16,950.00 

112,925.06 



430.00 

7,500.00 
11,000.00 

1,000.00 
1,038,130.06 

87,819.58 

20,528.02 

3,250.00 

1,940.00 

834.72 

114,372.32 

36,700.92 
7,915.00 
4,000.00 



STM Margin St. Dock & Float 
Dept. No. Ill Harbor 48,615.92 

Dept. No. 112 Shellfish Const 
Personal Services 500.00 

General Expenses 220.00 

Dept. No. 112 Shellfish Const 720.00 
Dept. No. 113 Building Inspector 



755,953.15 

55,452.98 

3,995.00 



815,401.13 

883,210.96 

43,513.46 

7,377.25 

16,154.80 

110,744.90 



7,488.69 
10,569.04 



1,603.75 1,079,059.10 

87,819.58 

26,007.21 

3,985.43 

1,838.04 



0.00 



423.75 



750.00 



430.00 



834.72 
834.72 



742.01 
6,563.92 
7,305.93 



0.00 



119,650.26 

39,508.92 
6,091.90 
3,257.99 
1,641.08 

50,499.89 

500.00 
500.00 



17,097.00 
2,349.01 



(2,000.00) 
17,446.01 

51,120.68 



(1,000.00) 
50,120.68 



5,550.00 
840.00 



6,390.00 
3,026.00 



8,205.00 
11,231.00 



0.00 



Personal Services 


48,566.04 




47,423.18 




General Expenses 


8,805.00 


75.00 


7,909.63 




Dept. No. 113BldgInsp. 


57,371.04 


75.00 


55,332.81 


0.00 


Dept. No. 119Wts/Meas 










Personal Services 


750.00 




750.00 




General Expenses 


275.00 


- 


227.37 




Dept. No. 119Wts/Meas 


1,025.00 


0.00 


977.37 


0.00 


Dept. No. 121 Wire 










Personal Services 


56,742.80 




58,599.49 


1,856.69 


General Expenses 


10,260.36 


143.59 


12,516.50 


2,400.00 


Capital Outlay 


1,695.00 


450.00 


1,239.39 




Dept. No. 121 Wire 


68,698.16 


593.59 


72,355.38 


4,256.69 



14,994.29 

1,321.0 3 

400.00 

535.00 

0.00 
17,250.32 

0.00 

4,817.51 

102.75 

45.20 

2,180.16 

0.00 
0.00 

11.31 
430.96 

0.00 
7,587.89 

0.00 

70.81 

104.57 

101.96 

277.34 

218.00 

1,823.10 

0.00 

0.00 

2,041.10 

0.00 
220.00 
220.00 

1,142.86 

820.37 

1,963.23 

0.00 
47.63 
47.63 

0.00 
0.27 
5.61 
5.88 



136 



AppropriationCarry Forward Expenditure 


Transfer 


Closed to 


Account Name 


Amount 


to New Year 


Amount 


Amount 


Revenue 


Dept. No. 131 Civil Defense 




* 






Personal Services 


250.00 




250.00 




0.00 


Dept. No. 131 Civil Defense 250.00 


0.00 


250.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 133 Dog Officei 












Personal Services 


4,580.82 




4,580.82 




0.00 


General Expenses 


2,577.37 




2,968.74 


412.30 


20.93 


Dept. No. 133 Dog Off 


7,158.19 


0.00 


7,549.56 


412.30 


20.93 


TTL PUB SAFETY 


2,151,546.13 


10,412.99 


2,201,575.50 


89,856.68 


29,414.32 


Dept. No. 200 School 












School Comm. 


56,351.00 


108.00 


56,351.00 




(108.00) 


Supt.'s Office 


99,001.00 


480.00 


101,614.43 




(3,093.43) 


Assistant to the Supt. 






13.73 




(13.73) 


Business Office 


52,365.00 


277.64 


53,750.11 




(1,662.75) 


Student Services 


106,869.00 


98.50 


109,318.14 




(2,547.64) 


Supervision 


40,087.00 




37,265.28 




2,821.72 


Principals 


360,304.00 




359,064.00 




530.36 


Teaching 


3,245,305.00 


709.64 


3,257,305.00 




(12,010.00) 


Textbooks 


35,800.00 


10.00 


29,886.17 




5,913.83 


Library 


136,550.00 




135,204.68 




1,345.32 


Audio -Visual 


16,671.00 




14,107.89 




2,563.11 


Guidance 


162,978.00 




158,650.72 




4,327.28 


Attendance 


15,444.00 




16,280.00 




(836.00) 


Health 


50,794.00 




52,779.76 




(1,985.76) 


Operation of Buses 


77,500.00 




82,317.99 




(4,817.99) 


Maintenance of Buses 


15,500.00 




19,557.14 




(4,057.14) 


Contracted Carriers 


38,154.00 




29,437.20 




8,716.80 


Athletics 


82,798.00 




82,368.79 




429.21 


Student Activities 


13,380.00 




12,086.50 




1,293.50 


Custodial 


274,226.00 




275,360.64 




(1,134.64) 


Heat 


62,200.00 




55,386.96 




6,813.04 


Utilities 


108,600.00 


20.06 


117,674.94 




(9,095.00) 


Maintenance/Grounds 


11,000.00 




10,298.17 




701.83 


Maintenance/Building 


105,201.00 




126,862.01 




(21,661.01) 


Equipment Maint/Repairs 


12,565.00 




5,313.26 




7,251.74 


Fixed Expenditures 


20,124.00 




23,234.40 




(3,110.40) 


Acquisition/Equipment 


21,127.00 




18,186.41 




2,940.59 


Replacement/Equipment 


17,504.00 




14,120.44 




3,383.56 


Other than Public 


299,865.00 




282,763.40 




17,101.60 


Septic System 






1,200.00 


1,200.00 




Dept. No. 200 School 


5,538,263.00 


1,703.84 


5,537,759.16 


1,200.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 201 Schls-Other 












S. Shore Reg. School Dist 


20,487.00 


0.00 


20,487.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 201 Schls-Other 


20,487.00 




20,487.00 




0.00 


TOTAL SCHOOLS 


5,558,750.00 


1,703.84 


5,558,246.16 


1,200.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 300 Highway 












Personal Services 


144,420.59 




144,350.60 




69.99 


General Expenses 


59,247.58 




59,247.58 




0.00 


Snow Removal 


45,000.00 




33,944.20 




11,055.80 


Street Lighting 


45,500.00 




47,098.64 


2,235.00 


636.36 


Garage Expenses 


2,850.00 




2,797.07 




52.93 


p cDlace Doane St. Culvert 










0.00 



137 



AppropriationCarry Forward Expenditure 


Transfer 


Closed to 


Account Name 


Amount 


to New Year 


Amount 


Amount 


Revenue 


Schd #140 Approp. Fwd 


18,356.85 


18,356.85 






0.00 


Salt Shed 


400.00 




36.97 




363.03 


Recnstct King&Bchwood 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 






0.00 


Dept. No. 300 Highway 


318,775.02 


21,356.85 


287,475.06 


2,235.00 


12,178.11 


TTL HWY & STREETS 


318,775.02 


21,356.85 


287,475.06 


2,235.00 


12.178.11 


Dept. No. 403 Landfill 












Personal Services 


57,419.04 




57,096.11 




322.93 


General Expenses 


252,962.24 


9,200.00 


201,577.14 




42,185.10 


Engineering Services 


2,100.00 




1,800.00 




300.00 


Lease/Purchase Equip 


15,409.00 








15,409.00 


Leachate Control 


20,400.00 


18,710.00 


1,690.00 




0.00 


Civil Admin Penalties 


3,630.00 




3,630.00 




0.00 


Dept. No. 403 Landfill 


351,920.28 


27,910.00 


265,793.25 


0.00 


58,217.03 


Dept. No. 407 Sewer 












Personal Services 


8,715.80 




8,715.80 




0.00 


General Expenses 


143,654.31 


10,000.00 


141,637.70 


10,000.00 


2,016.61 


Capital Outlay 


23,273.00 


1,665.40 


21,607.60 




0.00 


Sewer Constr Proj 1 










0.00 


Schd #140 Approp. Fwd 


332.40 




332.40 




0.00 


Grant Prog-State 












Inflow/Infil 










0.00 


Schd #180 STM 












6/23/86/FY87 


10,000.00 


154.19 


9,845.81 




0.00 


Dept. No. 407 Sewer 


185,975.51 


11,819.59 


182,139.31 


10,000.00 


2,016.61 


TOTAL SANITATION 


537,895.79 


-39,729.59 


447,932.56 


10,000.00 


60,233.64 


Dept. No. 481 Hist. Comm 












General Expenses 


100.00 




100.00 




0.00 


Dept. No. 481 Hist. Comm 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 482 Comm Hist 1 


3C 










General Expenses 


85.00 




255.00 


170.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 482 Comm Hist DC 85 .00 


0.00 


255.00 


170.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 483 Tn Archvst 












Personal Services 


500.00 




500.00 




0.00 


Dept. No. 483 Tn Archvst 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 487 Conserv. 












Personal Services 


14,069.20 




14,069.20 




0.00 


General Expenses 


5,577.95 


2,971.33 


2,706.62 


100.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 487 Conserv. 


19,647.15 


2,971.33 


16,775.82 


100.00 


0.00 


TTL OTHER ENVIRON. 


20,332.15 


2,971.33 


17,630.82 


270.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 501 Bd of Health 












Personal Services 


66,714.80 




66,162.20 




552.60 


General Expenses 


51,489.77 


10,830.90 


20,195.50 




20,463.37 


Public Health Rsk Assess.t 


7,433.61 


7,433.61 








Dept. No. 501 Bd of Health 


125,638.18 


18,264.51 


86,357.70 


0.00 


21,015.97 


Dept. No. 503 Soc Serv Lgue 










General Expenses 


29,702.00 




29,700.17 




1.83 


Dept. No. 503 Soc Serv Lgue 29,702.00 


0.00 


29,700.17 


0.00 


1.83 


Dept. No. 531 Coun. on Aging 










Personal Services 


24,583.65 




24,583.65 




0.00 


General Expenses 


5,315.00 




6,715.00 


1,400.00 


0.00 



138 



AppropriationCarry Forward Expenditure 


Transfer 


Closed to 


Account Name 


Amount 


to New Year 


Amount 


Amount 


Revenue 


Capital Outlay 


85.00 


85.00 






0.00 


Outreach Coord. 




431.42 


3,378.10 


3,809.52 


0.00 


Senior Center 


4,000.00 




3,999.99 




0.01 


Dept. No. 531 C. on Aging 


33,983.65 


516.42 


38,676.74 


5,209.52 


0.01 


Dept. No. 551 Vet. Serv 












Personal Services 


1,600.00 




1,600.00 




0.00 


General Expenses 


5,200.00 


204.49 


7,058.51 


2,400.00 


337.00 


Dept. No. 551 Vet. Serv 


6,800.00 


204.49 


8,658.51 


2,400.00 


337.00 


Dept. No. 560 Fair Hsing 












General Expenses 


120.00 








120.00 


Dept. No. 560 Fair Hsing 


120.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


120.00 


Dept. No. 571 Cemeteries 












Personal Services 


15,001.60 




15,001.60 




0.00 


General Expenses 


845.26 




788.22 




57.04 


Personal Svcs Trust Fund 


7,500.00 




7,500.00 




0.00 


Central Cemetery 


1,475.00 




1,475.00 




0.00 


Enlging Burial Sp.-Woodside 








0.00 


Schd #880 ATM Article 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 






0.00 


Exp. of Bchwood STM 1990 1,625.50 


1,625.50 






0.00 


Exp. of Bch wood ATM 1991 10,000.00 


10,000.00 






0.00 


Repurchase Grave Lots 




4,850.00 


150.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 571 Cemeteries 


37,447.36 


17,475.50 


24,914.82 


5,000.00 


57.04 


TTL HUMAN SERV. 


233,691.19 


36,460.92 


188,307.94 


12,609.52 


21,531.85 


Dept. No. 601 Library 












Personal Services 


179,596.08 




179,594.04 




2.04 


General Expenses 


44,963.00 




46,694.93 


1,763.00 


31.07 


Capital Outlay 


6,945.00 


6,168.50 


776.50 




0.00 


OCLN Computerized System 








0.00 


Schd #161 Special Article 


13,573.74 


5,046.74 


8,527.00 




0.00 


Repair Library Bldg 










0.00 


Schd #880 ATM Article 


239.00 




239.00 




0.00 


Dept. No. 601 Library 


245,316.82 


11,215.24 


235,831.47 


1,763.00 


33.11 


Dept. No. 621 Recreation 












Personal Services 


60,726.40 




60,725.97 




0.43 


General Expenses 


3,725.00 




3,708.61 




16.39 


Dept. No. 621 Recreation 


64,451.40 


0.00 


64,434.58 


0.00 


16.82 


Dept. No. 643 Celebrations 












General Expenses 


2,075.25 


487.35 


1,587.90 




0.00 


Dept. No. 643 Celebrations 


2,075.25 


487.35 


1,587.90 


0.00 


0.00 


TOTAL CUL.&REC. 


311,843.47 


11,702.59 


301,853.95 


1,763.00 


49.93 


Dept. No. 700 Debt Service 












Maturing Debt 


269,049.97 




268,473.97 




576.00 


Interest 


221,595.04 




165,246.61 


12,650.00 


68,998.43 


Dept. No. 700 Debt Service 


490,645.01 


0.00 


433,720.58 


12,650.00 


69,574.43 


TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 


490,645.01 


0.00 


433,720.58 


12,650.00 


69,574.43 


$11,841,590.72 


$173,506.90 $11,475,202.94 


$63,964.23 


$256,845.11 



139 





TOWN OF COHASSET 




Schedule GF-4 


STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 




FO THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1991 












Net Underestimates 




Estimated 






Forward to 


Account 


Charges 


Expenditures 


Fiscal 1992 


County Tax 


$52,335.00 




52,334.00 


$1.00 


Special Education 


3,829.00 




5,301.00 


(1,472.00) 


Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 


1,180.00 




1,180.00 


— 


Parking Surcharge 


— 




2,100.00 


(2,100.00) 


Retired Municipal Teachers 


146,568.00 




146,568.00 


— 


Mosquito Control Project 


12,636.00 




12,447.00 


189.00 


Air Pollution Control Districts 


1,918.00 




1,918.00 


— 


Metro. .Area Planning Council 


1,454.00 




1,454.00 


— 


Mass Bay Transit Authority 


141,785.00 




141,546.00 


239.00 



$361,705.00 



$364,848.00 



($3,143.00) 



Schedule GF-5 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

ACTUAL VS. BUDGET 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1991 



Property Taxes 

Fines 

Licenses and permits 

Grants from State 

Total General Revenue 
Commercial Revenue 
Departmental Revenue 
Unclassified Revenue 
Interest 

Total Revenues 
Less: Expenditures 

Excess of Expnd. over Rev. 
Other Financing Sources 
Other Financing Uses 

Excess of Rev. & Other Sources 

over Expend. & Other Uses 



Actual 

$9,265,182.95 

29,489.50 

126,685.50 

1,171,310.51 



10,592,668.46 

509,882.67 

410,839.33 

41,605.56 

219,906.05 



11,774,902.07 
11,475,202.94 



299,699.13 

167,093.57 

(440,662.32) 



Budget [1] 

$9,262,981.84 

35,824.00 

151,203.00 

1,182,386.00 



Favorable 
(Unfavorable) 

$2,201.11 

(6,334.50) 

(24,517.50) 

(11,075.49) 



10,632,394.84 

506,742.00 

361,773.00 

12,290.00 

184,632.00 



11,697,831.84 
11,732,048.05 



(34,216.21) 

169,436.85 

(438,838.65) 



(39,726.38) 

3,140.67 

49,066.33 

29,315.56 

35,274.05 



77,070.23 
(256,845.11) 



333,915.34 
(2,343.28) 
(1,823.67) 



26,130.38 



(303,618.01) 



329,748.39 



Fund Balance July 1, 1990 
Add: FY91 Waterways Improv. 
Income less appropriation 

Fund Balance June 30, 1991 



991,910.75 



(4,518.37) 



$1,013,522.76 



991,910.75 



(4,518.37) 



$683,774.37 



$329,748.39 



[1] Budget includes the current year's budget amounts adjusted for encumbrances outstanding at 
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TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule SR-3 

SPECIAL REVENUE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED UNE 30, 1991 

Revenue: 

State Grants: 173.35 

Interest on Deposits $173.35 

State Grants: 

Chapter 90 0.00 

Proceeds-Sale of Temporary Loans 46,405.0 0.00 

Total Revenue 46,405.00 

Expenditures: $46,578.35 

Resurfacing Streets 45,199.58 

Payment of Notes 
Total Expenditures 45,199.58 

Excess of revenues over expenditures 1 ,378.77 

Fund Balance July 1, 1990 3.223.40 

Fund Balance June 30, 1991 $4,602.17 



TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule WF-2 

WATER FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES 

IN RETAINED EARNINGS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1991 

Revenue:* 

User Charges $625,988.77 

Water Liens 59,554.31 

Interest-Delinquent Accounts 321 .67 

Hydrants-Town of Cohasset 97,125.00 

Services 11,725.00 

Miscellaneous 2,398.60 
State Reimbursements: 

Debt receipts -Water Treatment Fac. 14,871 .36 

Principal from Sale of Bonds 1,901,000.00 

Transfer from General Fund 18,983.20 

Total Revenue $2,731,967.91 

Expenditures 2,703,277.26 

Encumbrances 14,343.09 

Transfer to General Fund 18,983.20 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances (2.736.603.55) 

(see schedule WF-3) 

Excess of revenues over expenditures ($4,635.64) 

Retained Earnings July 1, 1990 91,752.53 

Add: Prior year Encumbrances closed 419.18 

Retained Earnings June 30, 1 99 1 $87,536.07 

*Cash Basis 

144 



REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES ! 


Schedule WF-3 


FISCAL 91 CLOSE OUT LEDGER - 


- WATER DEPARTMENT 






Appropriation Carry Forward 


Expenditure 


Transfer 


Closed to 


Account Name 


Amount 


to New Year 


Amount 


Amount 


to Revenue 


Personal Services 


253,511.64 




240,952.96 




12,558.68 


General Expenses 


157,623.18 


3,573.44 


138,218.90 




15,830.84 


Capital Outlay 


10,000.00 




7,275.44 




2,724.56 


Norfolk Cty Ret. Sys. 


42,983.00 




36,616.64 




6,366.36 


Insurance Expenses 


41,543.00 




28,593.80 




12,949.20 


Group Insurance 


34,452.00 




23,438.03 




11,013.97 


Maturing Debt 


134,500.00 




135,500.00 


1,000.00 


0.00 


Interest 


120,458.50 




172,967.94 


52,510.00 


0.56 


New Truck ATM FY 90 


10,500.00 


10,500.00 






0.00 


Eminent Domain Taking 




269.65 


1,919,713.55 


1,919,983.20 


0.00 


Transfer to Gen. Fund 


20,000.00 




18,983.20 


18,983.20 


20,000.00 




$825,571.32 


$14,343.09 $2,722,260.46 $1,992,476.40 


$81,444.17 




TOWN OF COHASSET 


Schedule CP-2 



CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1991 

Revenue: 

Other Financing Sources: 

Proceeds from sale of Bonds 535,000.00 

Prodeeds from sale of 

temporary loans 85,000.00 

Transfer from General Fund 17,562.74 

$637,562.74 

Expenditures: 

Classroom Repairs 3,572.86 

Repair of School Science Labs 3,543.39 

School Roof Repairs 15,020.93 

Sewer Project 19,074.34 

Transfer Station 5,942.29 

Police/Fire Renovation 323,283.34 

Osgood School Repairs 85,000.00 

Septic System Deer Hill School 17,062.74 

Design/Construction New Cemetery 10.112.04 

482,611.93 
Other Financing Uses: 

Payment of Notes 1 15,000.00 

Transfer to General Fund 10.000.00 125.000.00 

Excess of Other financing sources over expendiUires 

and other financing uses 29,950.81 

Fund Balance July 1, 1990 114,784.78 

Fund Balance June 30, 1991 $144,735.59 



145 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1991 

Balance Appropriated 



Schedule CP-3 





Forward 


Fiscal 1991 Expenditures 


Transfers 


Balance 


Sewer Project 


76,847.44 




19,074.34 


(10,000.00) 


47,773.10 


Osgood School Repairs 




85,000.00 


85,000.00 




0.00 


Septic System Deer Hill 




17,562.74 


17,062.74 




500.00 


Design/Const, of New Cem 


25,000.00 


10,112.04 




14,887.96 


Roof Repairs-Osg Schl 


15,020.93 




15,020.93 




0.00 


Police/Fire Stn Renov. 




395,000.00 


323,283.34 




71,716.66 


Repair of Clssrm Wings 


5,202.46 




3,572.86 




1,629.60 


Science Labs 


8,623.41 




3,543.39 




5,080.02 


Transfer Station 


9,090.54 




5,942.29 




3,148.25 




$114,784.78 


$522,562.74 


$482,611.93 


(10,000.00) 


$144,735.59 




TOWN OF COHASSET 


Schedule DR-1 



DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

BALANCE SHEET 

JUNE 30, 1991 

Apportioned Sewer Assessments Not Due: 
Apportioned Sewer Assessments Revenue 
Due in Fiscal: 

1991 1,701.15 

1992 1,701.16 

1993 65.80 

1994 62.80 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1991 



$3,530.91 



$3,530.91 



Schedule DR-2 





1990 


1991-1994 


Total 


Apportioned Sewer Assessments 








not due- July 1, 1990 


$1,701.31 


$3,234.17 


$4,935.48 


Less-Collections July 1, 1990 








to June 30, 1991 




32.81 


$32.81 




1,701.31 


3,201.36 


4,902.67 


Less -Added to Real Estate Taxes 


1,371.76 




1,371.76 


Apportioned Sewer Assessments 








not due- June 30, 1991 


$329.55 


$3,201.36 


$3,530.91 



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Board of Assessors 

In 1991 the Board of Assessors worked towards increasing the department's profes- j 
sionalism while operating under current budget constraints. The Assessors restructured I 
the department's personnel by appointing a full time Assistant Assessor/ Appraiser. Under I 
the direction of the Board, the Assistant Assessor/ Appraiser conducted a sales ratio study, I 
the product being the adjusted FY92 assessments. The objective of this position is to see j 
that all assessments are fair and equitable. 

The 1991 Annual Town meeting accepted Ch. 59, Sec. 5, CI. 50, of the Mass. General 1 
Laws by adopting an article inserted by the Board of Assessors, which in essence allows a 
property tax exemption for improvements to residential property, if necessary, to provide 
housing for a person at least 60 years old. The amount to be exempted is the increase in 
value to the residential property that is attributable to the improvements or alterations up j 
to S500 in taxes due. 

The Assessors present the following property value information for all taxable prop- 
erty in Cohasset: 

Type of Property Total Assessed Value 

Residential $ 778,983,600 

Open space 1,166,800 

Commercial 67,421,900 

Industrial 6,276,900 

Personal Property 8,155,800 

In Fiscal Year 1992 the tax rate was $11.48. 

In 1992 the Board of Assessors will continue to streamline office functions, search 
ir untapped sources of revenue, and strengthen taxpayer relations. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
James W. Lagrotteria, Chairman 
Michael C. Patrolia 
Thomas S. Duggan 
Board of Assessors 



152 



Report of Town Treasurer 
July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991 
BALANCE IN TREASURY July 1, 1990 

Received from Collector of Taxes $10,668,090.23 

Received from Town Collector 87,648.67 

Received from Other Sources 12,890,792.70 

TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR FISCAL 1991 

PAID: Selectmen's Warrants Nos. 53 

Nos. 1-52 

BALANCE IN TREASURY June 30, 1991 

DEPOSITORIES 
NAME OF BANK 

Bank of Boston 

Bank of New England 

Boston Safe Deposit & Trust 

Boston Safe Deposit & Trust, Highway 

Century Bank & Trust Company 

Eastern Bank 

Lincoln Trust Company, Parking Violation 

Norfolk County Trust, BayBank South 

Rockland Trust Company, Board of Health 

Rockland Trust Company, Treasurer 

Shawmut Bank of Boston 

State Street Bank & Trust 

Cash in Drawer 

TOTAL DEPOSITORIES 



$1,028,091.46 



+ 23,646,531.60 



-22.843.882.05 
S 1,830,741.01 



Balance June 30, 1991 

23,186.67 

49,264.66 

687,075.44 

3,396.75 

33,650.26 

23,138.70 

3,948.37 

13,573.36 

28,801.75 

287,808.66 

64,693.86 

612,052.53 

150.00 

$ 1,830,741.01 



Respectfully submitted, 
Elizabeth B. Ripley 
Treasurer-Collector 
Report of Town Collector 
July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991 
TOTAL COMMITMENT OF WARRANTS FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS— 
Fiscal 1991 

1989 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments 65,925.95 

1 1990 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments 142,715.15 

; 1991 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments 338,472.59 

1 1 990 Boat Excise Commitments 2 1 1 .00 

1991 Boat Excise Commitments 11,704.00 

1991 Personal Property Commitments 78,399.09 

' 1991 Real Estate Commitment (including water & sewer liens) 9,447,589.71 

• 1991 Sewer Betterments, added to taxes 1,323.01 

i 1991 Committed Interest, added to taxes 204.77 

i 1991 Sewer Connection, added to taxes 50.00 

1991 Committed Interest, added to taxes 9.75 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Harbor Master 37,645.00 

i Total Commitment of Warrants from the Water Department 898,809.87 

i Total Commitment of Warrants from the Sewer Department 66,906.46 



153 



TOTAL ABATEMENT CERTIFICATES FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



Fiscal 1991 




Levy of 1987 




Motor Vehicle Excise 


8,302.02 


Boat Excise 


38.00 


Levy of 1989 




Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,158.22 


Real Estate Tax 


2,876.25 


Levy of 1990 




Motor Vehicle Excise 


6,200.62 


Boat Excise 


385.00 


Real Estate Tax 


15,901.75 


Levy of 1991 




Motor Vehicle Excise 


8,309.26 


Boat Excise 


481.32 


Personal Property Tax 


885.06 


Real Estate Tax 


92,932.27 


Mooring Fees 


2.963.00 


TOTAL ABATEMENTS GRANTED DURING FISCAL 1991 


$140,432.77 


Total Abatements from the Water and Sewer Departments — Fiscal 1991 




Water 


16,076.27 


Sewer 


1,748.15 


Interest 


117.64 


Unpaid Taxes and Charges 




June 30, 1991 




1988 Motor Vehicle Excise 


17,224.54 


1989 Motor Vehicle Excise 


31,619.97 


1990 Motor Vehicle Excise 


30,981.90 


1991 Motor Vehicle Excise 


44,469.65 


1988 Boat Excise 


78.00 


1989 Boat Excise 


585.18 


1990 Boat Excise 


624.00 


1991 Boat Excise 


1,821.00 


1989 Personal Property Tax 


812.56 


1990 Personal Property Tax 


2,652.93 


1991 Personal Property Tax 


4,338.89 


1989 Real Estate Tax 


141.91 


1990 Real Estate Tax 


861.52 


1991 Real Estate Tax 


301.116.46 




$437,328.51 


Departmental: 




Ambulance Services 


133,452.12 


Mooring Fees 





Lien, Demolition of Building 


500.00 


Lien, Board of Health/Sewer System 


9.647.20 




$143,599.32 



154 



Unpaid Taxes and Charges 
June 30, 1991 - (cont.) 
Water Department: 

Water Meters 

Tax Title Water Liens 

1991 Water Liens 

Sewer Department: 

Sewer Use Charges 

Sewer Betterments added to taxes, Fiscal 1991 

Committed Interest added to taxes, Fiscal 1991 



136,809.19 
14,927.15 
73.191.90 

$224,928.24 

26,745.83 
25.00 

3.75 
$26,774.58 



Repectfully submitted, 
Elizabeth B. Ripley 
Treasurer-Collector 

Gross Salaries and Wages Paid in Calendar Year 1991 



(Includes, where 


applicable, 


stipends, overtime, special details, and holiday pay.) 


TOWN — GENERAL GOVERNMENT 


Litchfield, Pauline J. 


516.97 


Studley, Joyce D. 




25,064.37 


Mac lure, Janet 


326.00 


Winn, Ellen B. 




18,690.04 


Marks, Frances L. 


329.00 


SELECT.-CLER.— 


TOTAL 


43,754.41 


Marlette, George III 


326.00 


Doyon, Gregory J. Exec 


. Secy. 


50,187.80 


McGuire, Jacquelyn R. 


11,237.79 


EXEC. SECY.— TOTAL 


50,187.80 


McNabb, John K. Jr. 


122.50 


Gjesteby, Martha K. 




1,000.00 


Pape, Maria R. 


122.50 


Goedecke, Jane 




1,000.00 


Parmenter, Dorothea 


147.50 


Kornet, Diana D. 




1,000.00 


Pearce, Betty Lou 


25.00 


Laugelle, Rocco 




1,166.68 


Pereira, Anthony J. 


48.92 


Lehr, Arthur L. Jr. 




250.00 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


48.47 


Marks, David R. Jr. 




250.00 


Pratt, Ruth F. 


147.50 


Quigley, William R 




4,580.82 


Rhodes, Kathleen M. 


247.50 


Tebbetts, Edwin H. 




1,333.32 


Sargent, Kenneth 


53.28 


Wadsworth, David H. 




250.00 


Smith, Sumner Jr. 


50.00 


Weeks, William D. 




1.00 


Stover, Charles 


319.45 


SELECTMEN — TOTAL 


10,831.82 


Stover, David 


49.68 


Ainslie, Geraldine E. 




60.00 


Tuckerman, Grace R. 


222.50 


Baccari, Domenic M. 




147.00 


ELECTIONS — TOTAL 


17,067.47 


Brown, Ronald A. 




49.50 


Cook, Nancy Ann 


21,266.60 


Buckley, Raymond G. 




100.00 


Gallagher, Mary J. 


32,691.84 


Daunt, Alice 




326.00 


Litchfield, Linda M. 


10,480.68 


Douglas, Marion L. 




965.18 


ACCOUNTANT — TOTAL 


64,439.12 


Flint, Louise 




100.00 


Divito, Joseph A. Jr. 


17,152.78 


Goodwin, Ronald 




68.75 


Graham, Dorothy V. 


239.40 


Hernan, Margaret 




192.50 


Rosano, Janice M. 


17,444.60 


Jones, Constance 




267.00 


Duggan, Thomas S. 


1,200.00 


Koed, Fred 




128.50 


Lagrotteria, James W. 


1,300.00 


Laugelle, Peter G. 




102.48 


Patrolia, Michael C. 


1,200.00 


Lehr, Arthur L. Jr. 




35.00 


ASSESSORS — TOTAL 


38,536.78 


Leonard, Ann E. 




122.50 


Lincoln, Sally A. 


21,586.64 


Lincoln, Katherinc M. 




62.50 


Litchfield, Linda M. 


267.33 



155 



Ripley, Elizabeth B. 


33,918.00 


Runey, James P. 


31,685.2 


Snowdale, Nancy 


23,141.00 


Sestito, William A. 


34,333.9 


TREAS.-COLL. — TTL 


78,912.97 


Silvia, Robert D. 


38,167.7. 


Douglas, Marion L. 


20,618.68 


Struzik, Edward J. 


33,718.8- 


Marks, Frances L. 


32,286.52 


Trask, Mark H. 


39,365.1. 


TOWN CLERK — TTL 


52,905.20 


Wenzlow, Eric W. 


32,766.8! 


Barnes, Anne Gorham 


9,412.00 


FIRE DPT — TOTAL 


870,655.51 


PLANNING Bd. — TTL 


9,412.00 


Andrews, Albert L. Jr. 


1,735.2* 


Litchfield, Pauline J. 


21,814.82 


Brooke, William E. 


2,110.9< 


TN. HALL CLST. — TTL 


21,814.82 


Dickson, Clifford J. 


2,414.9: 


Abbadessa, Richard B. 


47,788.85 


Dockray, John J. 


2,014.9; 


Ainslie, Lawrence D. Jr. 


42,287.25 


Haase, Donald P. 


1,151.4 


Beale, Suzanne L. 


46.90 


MacNeill, JohnM. 


1,063.5; 


Cogill, Brian 


44,198.20 


MacNeill, Jordan C. 


671.6 


Cogill, David C. 


44,926.57 


Maynard, Herman J. 


1,151.4 


Conte, Carmelo 


38,740.03 


Maynard, Steven L. 


191.9 


Conte, John C. 


44,312.05 


McArthur, William H. 


1,631.1 


Cook, Lesley A. 


40.20 


Migliaccio, Joseph A. 


2,310.9 


Grassie, Frederick H. Jr. 


41,925.11 


Pratt, Bruce W. 


1,247.3 


Healy, Maureen F. 


17,204.59 


Pratt, Christopher 


2,014.9 


Jackson, Robert W. 


46,300.66 


Silvia, Harry M. Jr. 


287.8 


Jones, Clifton B. 


42,970.27 


CALL-FIRE DPT— TOTAL 


19,998.1 


Kealey, Joseph M. 


67,340.53 


Brown, Ronald A. 


7,579.0 


Laugelle, Paul J. 


34,513.08 


Laugelle, Peter G. 


39,217.2 


Matos, LisaM. 


10,117.81 


Marsh, Herbert B. 


4,664.0 


Morganelli, Jacquelynn J. 


40.20 


Pereira, Anthony J. 


25,145.2 


Noonan, Brian W. 


44,914.96 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


23,845.1 


Peters, Shellee L. 


36,914.89 


TREE&PK DPT— TOTAL 


100,450.6 


Pomarico, David J. 


46,477.99 


Baggs, Robert 


5,460.0 


Rattenbury, Yvette R. 


10,563.44 


Dickson, Clifford J. 


400.0 


Sargent, Frances P. 


120.00 


Gadow, Irving E. Jr. 


28,028.3 


Small, John H. 


35,870.89 


Marks, David R. Jr. 


400.0 


Yocum, Richard 


42,357.62 


Riegel, Matthew J. 


1,488.5 


POLICE DPT — TOTAL 


739,972.09 


Wigmore, Thomas 


1,332.5 


Bilodeau, Paul T. 


34,450.99 


HARBOR DPT — TOTAL 


37,109.3 


Boswell, John T. HI 


31,993.68 


Egan, Robert H. 


31,110.4 


Brock, Daniel F. 


51,120.40 


Murray, Sandra J. 


14,573.9 


Corbo, Edward M. 


34,373.80 


BLDING DPT — TOTAL 


45,684.3 


Curley, James F. 


33,000.04 


Bates, LotE. 


750.0 


Davis, Linwood L. 


33,322.64 


WTS&MEAS —TOTAL 


750.0 


Finegan, Thomas P. 


33,365.90 


Gallo, Richard 


15,515.2 


Fiori, James E. 


31,841.04 


Wigmore, Steven F. 


41,277.8 


Gurry, James L. 


40,720.66 


WIRE DPT — TOTAL 


56,793.0 


Heman, Thomas G. 


34,357.46 


Curley, James F. 


1,198.9 


Lincoln, Roger W. 


38,377.18 


Dockray, John J. 


110.0 


Litchfield, William T. 


33,896.01 


Laugelle, Peter G. 


1,473.1 


Mahoney, Francis X. 


33,837.30 


Litchfield, Harold W. 


34,431.6 


Marr, Matthew B. 


33,122.64 


Livingston, Boyd J. 


23,029.0 


McGaffigan, Paul F. 


34,370.30 


Noonan, Robert 


20,212.8 


Pompeo, Arthur M. Jr. 


28,990.77 


Pereira, Anthony J. 


211.9 


Protulis, Robert F. 


34,750.42 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


210.0 


Protulis, William J. 


32,193.09 


Poland, Richard M. 


5,306.1 


Rosano, Randall W. 


32,533.45 


Sestito, Anthony 


35,296.1 



156 



Sestito, Carl A. 


29,978.29 


Crossen, Alba M. 


137.50 


! Sestito, William A. 


439.31 


Douglas, Sarah A. 


1,084.05 


1 Snow, Mary L. 


2,210.00 


Ellinger, Douglas 


280.00 


H WAY DPT — TOTAL 


154,107.45 


Endris, Jennifer 


746.00 


j Barnes, JohnT. 


26,524.03 


Endris, Stephanie 


1,349.00 


Jones, Ashley F. 


738.40 


Gavin, Robert D. 


1,287.00 


Laugelle, Joseph S. 


29,641.36 


Golden, Rebecca 


48.00 


Laugelle, Joseph S. Jr. 


264.00 


Higgins, Jean 


363.00 


Massa, Michelle E. 


88.00 


Kondrat, Christopher M. 


72.00 


Myers, Timothy 


22.00 


Ludlow, Allison E. 


240.00 


Thayer, Jason 


44.00 


MacDonald, Jessica 


210.00 


Williams, Dean 


3,291.75 


Marsac, Lincoln 


192.00 


DISPOSAL— TOTAL 


60,613.54 


Massa, Michelle E. 


952.00 


Walsh, Patricia A. 


6,176.52 


McDonald, Paulina A. 


619.50 


SEWER DPT — TOTAL 


6,176.52 


Mercurio, Marc 


216.00 


Walsh, Patricia A. 


16,995.93 


Monaghan, Mary Erin 


1,372.00 


CONS. COMM. — TOTAL 


16,995.93 


O'Leary, Elizabeth 


1,515.25 


Anderson, Thomas J. 


297.00 


Pederson, D. Matthew 


661.00 


Godzik, Joseph R. 


40,418.72 


Pereira, Diana M. 


749.00 


Oteri-Puffer, Carol 


26,204.00 


Pinny, Michael 


1,281.00 


BD.of HEALTH— TOTAL 


66,919.72 


Pompeo, Nancy Lyn 


1,635.00 


Bryan ton, Kathleen 


25,156.95 


Ryan, Kathleen M. 


188.50 


Connolly, Susan S. 


2,051.28 


Shumaker, David 


1,428.00 


Con AGING — TOTAL 


27,208.23 


Steverman, Madeleine E. 


407.00 


Ripley, Noel 


1,600.00 


Umbrianna, George L. 


1,475.00 


VET. AGENT — TOTAL 


1,600.00 


Willshire, Frank A. 


952.00 


Marsh, Herbert L. 


23,344.75 


Worley, John M. 


35,826.40 


CMTRY. DPT. — TOTAL 


23,344.75 


REC. DPT — TOTAL 


61,778.95 


Aronson, David M. 


1,351.50 


Hamilton, Frank 


37,706.40 


Aronson, Jessica L. 


1,270.75 


Hinglebine, John H. 


32,816.92 


Coyle, Rose Marie 


5,411.44 


Kelly, Mark H. 


30,602.60 


Demichele, Marnie L. 


253.94 


Maree, Elizabeth J. 


24,386.88 


Ford, Christian N. 


3,496.51 


McAuliffe, William D. 


38,734.40 


Ford, Jon C. 


936.56 


McCormack, Duncan T. 


22,692.27 


Gilbert, Laura M. 


462.00 


Muncey, Richard D. 


26,664.54 


Hayes, Richard E. 


45,140.80 


Pereira, John C. 


24,540.89 


Knight, Nancy E. 


19,520.75 


Protulis, Robert F. 


130.99 


Lambert, Patricia A. 


16,383.49 


Sestito, Carl A. 


263.56 


Parker, Karen F. 


6,710.00 


Smith, Michael P. 


3,371.51 


Pattison, Robert A. 


9,208.42 


Wheeler, Ann M. 


11,418.18 


Pearsall, Jason 


2,069.82 


WATER DPT. — TOTAL 


253,329.14 


Pope, Susan M. 


23,668.37 


Abbadessa, Richard B. 


11,293.25 


Terry, Suzanne 


20,813.00 


Ainslie, Lawrence D. Jr. 


1.966.50 


Watrous, Susan M. 


29,156.00 


Albonetti, Victor R. 


586.50 


LIBRARY — TOTAL 


185,853.35 


Allegra, Franklin D. R. 


218.50 


Anderson, Nancy 


453.75 


Arkell, Howard A. 


563.50 


Andrade, Joseph 


208.00 


Bouchie, Walter 


586.50 


Bass, Heather 


240.00 


Boudreau, Joseph R. J. 


92.00 


Bishop, Kevin M. 


168.00 


Cadigan, Thomas M. 


1,138.50 


Campbell, John M. 


288.00 


Carlson, Steven D. 


253.00 


Carroll, James E. Jr. 


3,574.00 


Coggins, John 


115.50 


Conley, Christopher 


1,473.50 


Cogill, Brian 


9,546.25 


Conley, James P. 


87.50 


Cogill, David C. 


11,592.50 



157 



Comperchio, Joseph C. Jr. 


362.25 


Mc Arthur, William H. 


Conte, Carmelo 


3,884.25 


McCarthy, Sean P. 


Conte, John C. 


8,638.50 


Sargent, Kenneth 


Corcoran, Richard Jr. 


218.50 


Soule, Kevin 


Delucca, William A. 


529.00 


Staunton, John P. Jr. 


Durant, Kenneth B . 


1,602.00 


Stover, Charles 


Evans, Mark C. 


977.50 


Stover, David 


Ford, Joseph A. 


598.00 


Thurston, Richard 


Garvin, Matthew E. 


276.00 


CUSTODIANS — TOTAL 


Grassie, Frederick H. Jr. 


5,433.25 


Barnard, Pam M. 


Green, Robert P. 


1,196.00 


Chase, Dana 


Healy, Maureen F. 


84.00 


Clay, Virginia E. 


Ingrassia, John J. 


1,495.00 


Figueiredo, Janet 


Jackson, Robert W. 


5,335.75 


Figueiredo, Therese A. 


Jones, Clifton B. 


9,304.00 


Hartford, Michelle 


Kelly, John 


161.00 


King, Diane M. 


Leavey, Thomas H. 


264.50 


Lyons, Francis J. 


Lowrance, Rawson 


218.50 


Palm, Bonnie 


Mansfield, Robert J. 


276.00 


Powers, Frances 


Marag, Theodore G. 


690.00 


Powers, Karen A. 


Matos, Lisa M. 


327.75 


Powers, Michael F. 


Mayer, Joseph B. 


149.50 


Skidmore, Charlotte 


Mclnnis, Gerald 


92.00 


BUS DRIVERS — TOTAL 


McPhee, William G. 


92.00 


CUST. &BUS DRV — TTL 


Morris, John J. 


724.50 


Ayer, Alison 


Noonan, Brian W. 


1,360.00 


Barrett, Beverly 


Peraino, Michael J. Jr. 


92.00 


Benbow, Mary 


Peters, Shellee L. 


2,426.50 


Berzansky, Darlene 


Pomarico, David J. 


9,036.00 


Bierwert, Janice 


Powers, Mitchell J. 


339.25 


Butman, Maribeth 


Reno, Leonard J. 


557.75 


Cameron, Susan 


Schulze, William L. 


1,219.00 


Carter, Marjorie 


Shea, Gregory M. 


1,690.50 


Ciciotte, Carol 


Small, John H. 


3,352.25 


Ciciotte, Tracy 


Taylor, James Jr. 


3,151.00 


Colwill, Ilene 


Wright, John R. 


1,035.00 


Conte, Barbara 


Yocum, Richard 


5,183.00 


Devine, Valerie Ann 


OF-DY POL. DPT — TTL 


110,324.50 


Dunbar, Donna 


Curley, James F. 


164.74 


Figueiredo, Judith A. 


Finegan, Thomas P. 


74.85 


Greenwood, Deborah C. 


Lincoln, Roger W. 


303.84 


Harris, Joy 


Protulis, William J. 


261.99 


Henderson, Linda 


Runey, James P. 


93.57 


Hernan, Margaret 


OF-DY FIRE DPT — TTL 


898.99 


Hernberg, Kathleen 


TWN GEN. GOV. — TTL 


3,228,426.50 


Herzog, Jane 


SCHOOLS 




Hettstrom, Karen 


Ainslie, Richard D. 


4,080.00 


Johansen, Pamela MacLean 


Barrow, Robert E. 


25,682.40 


Kahn, Rose 


Bliss, Daniel W. 


2,234.00 


Larrabee, Joan M. 


Ellis, Peter D. 


9,364.50 


Longo, Elizabeth 


Esposito, Joseph Jr. 


26,096.77 


Lordan, Cathy 


Jacobucci, John J. 


35,245.92 


Lydon, Patricia 


Jones, Thomas 


23,358.15 


Marcus, Barbara 



158 



McCarthy, Alice L. 


1,618.59 


Dunn, Kearin A. 


50,872.90 


McGonagle, Amy 


423.00 


Ekberg, Kenneth C. 


57,107.96 


Meade, Joni 


6,552.00 


Ernmons, Ronald L. 


48,042.94 


Mulligan, Deanna L. 


16,791.00 


Erbe, Samuel M. 


50,872.90 


Murphy, Karen 


19,251.14 


Federico, Joseph F. 


40,948.96 


Pyfrom, Joan 


6,476.16 


Ford, Ronald J. 


4,667.69 


Rhodes, Kerri L. 


1,178.64 


Fortin, George A. 


42,761.94 


Rossi, Margaret W. 


9,324.05 


Franey, James E. 


45,321.94 


Shultz, Linda 


21,628.00 


Gallagher, Mary Ellen 


60,067.02 


Staunton, Mary E. 


12,312.93 


Gill, Michael Patrick 


52,101.96 


Sullivan, Maureen P. 


19,353.00 


Gilmartin, Stephen 


42,761.94 


Thompson, Susan J. 


145.75 


Gray, Carolyn M. 


39,959.00 


Tilley, Priscilla A. 


5,966.63 


Hart, Stephen 


71,461.00 


Walker, Melissa A. 


13,130.00 


Hogan, Paul F. 


42,761.94 


Williams, Charlene 


9,915.53 


Hughes, Walter T. 


39,052.50 


CLERICAL — TOTAL 


390,967.86 


Keenan, Patricia M. 


36,830.24 


Berens, Carol A. 


3,363.32 


Kelly, Donald J. 


42,761.94 


Bonanno, Lucia G. 


8,630.52 


Kite, William C. 


50,454.00 


Brown, Gina M. 


3,063.74 


Lahage, Doris A. 


32,604.42 


Brown, Priscilla 


5,549.65 


LaLumiere, Maureen 


25,146.94 


Calabria, Maria 


948.00 


Leary, Edward J. 


42,755.10 


Coates, Richard W. 


245.25 


Leary, John J. 


57,769.92 


Crowley, Maureen H. 


81.59 


Lee, Margeret 


36,474.88 


Donato, Maria I. 


4,970.11 


Lucas, Colleen 


33,726.48 


Form an, Laurence E. 


306.37 


MacDermott, Edward W. 


42,942.82 


Jacobucci, Eileen 


3,399.45 


Magnussen, David R. 


21,884.98 


Kierce, Maria 


205.89 


Marks, Bryan E. 


36,474.88 


Kitfield, Janet 


72.00 


McFadd, Susan M. 


40,099.02 


Lemar, Michelle C. 


597.40 


Narkiewicz, Paul H. 


50,872.90 


Maciel, Jonathan P. 


199.13 


Neundorf, F.J. 


40,099.02 


Marascio, Josephine 


3,405.96 


Newkirk, Scott P. 


35,345.26 


Marcella, Giuseppina 


27.00 


O'Neil, Thomas J. HI 


45,694.61 


Rhodes, Kathleen M. 


7,082.87 


Packard, John R. 


45,511.94 


Rhodes, Kerri L. 


491.25 


Porter, Ann Leslie 


43,306.90 


Romeo, Robert J. 


26.64 


Reade, Donald A. 


40,948.96 


Salyards, Joyce 


11,311.71 


Risi, Guido J. 


15,750.00 


Snyder, Allegra M. 


13.50 


Schleiff, Marie 


40,948.96 


Wheelwright, Marion V. 


427.50 


Walsh, Dennis J. 


45,215.60 


LUNCHRM — TOTAL 


54,418.85 


Watson, Marilyn 


42,027.64 


SCHOOLS — TOTAL 


445,386.71 


Wheeler, Colleen 


33,726.48 


Antolini, Joel A. 


9,792.00 


WHiite, Laureen Ann 


8,516.68 


Babaian, Mary A. 


47,828.04 


Whitney, Linda R. 


47,900.06 


Beatson, Elizabeth 


43,249.94 


Wood, Jo-Ellen S. 


41,229.96 


Bouchard, Joseph K. 


40,099.02 


Wool, Joan M. 


4,935.36 


Brown, Patricia 


36,060.96 


Wunschel, Patricia J. 


19,024.67 


Buckley, John C. Jr. 


39,289.82 


H.S.TCHRS — TOTAL 


2,270,840.37 


Burbank, Virginia A. 


42,761.94 


Becker, Joseph 


40,948.96 


Chatterton, Clark 


47,354.06 


Biagini, Steven 


30,672.98 


Cisneros, Kenneth 


38,167.58 


Cassiani, Joan 


37,325.08 


Cronin, Frances 


41,201.96 


Cisneros, Elizabeth 


36,474.88 


Delorenzo, John M. 


53,505.92 


Deakin, Frank A. 


40,948.96 


Devin, Maura M. 


36,474.88 


Kuntz, Dennis W. 


44,347.94 


Duffy, Maureen M. 


5,311.04 


Leonard, Edward J. Jr. 


41,912.00 



159 



Levine, Raymond 


40,948.96 


MacLnnis, John V. 


36,921.80 


Magnussen, Nancy 


25,644.08 


Magoun, Jo arm 


41,506.80 


McDonald, Dorothy L. 


42,761.94 


Murphy, Marjorie 


33,691.68 


Murphy, Patricia White 


29,209.12 


O'Malley, Jean 


20,899.84 


Shultz, R. Lawrence 


42,296.96 


Sullivan, Patricia M. 


37,325.08 


Whitley, Katherine 


37,325.08 


DEER HILL SCH — TTL 


661,162.14 


Alcott, Maureen P. 


40,099.02 


Atkinson, Marian 


29,527.48 


Baker, Patrice D. 


23,487.52 


Baush, Susan 


42,761.94 


Clark, Ruth I. 


43,249.94 


Collins, Rosalie L. 


35,270.32 


D'Angelo, Marilyn 


40,729.84 


Davis, Marie C. 


35,270.32 


Free, Jean 


36,474.88 


Hurley, Mary C. 


30,672.98 


Kealey, Nancy 


45,131,68 


Maloney, Faith B. 


40,725.19 


Montuori, Dorothy 


43,249.94 


Moody, Sharon 


40,099.02 


Price, Marie 


37,325.08 


Stevens, Linda C. 


14,138.16 


Tewksbury, Shirley T. 


38,440.12 


Wells, Barbara 


36,474.88 


OSGOOD SCH — TTL 


653,128.31 


Brown, Genevieve 


41,448.94 


Civale, Gale Ann 


38,776.02 


Doody, Charles E. 


8,992.33 


Ely, Florence 


40,071.77 


Gallagher, Pauline 


41,506.80 


Gill, Linda 


35,345.26 


Hodgkins, Robin 


32,256.00 


Leach, Edwin M. 


32,604.42 


Ritts, Judith A. 


15,495.52 


Sceery, Dr. Robert T. 


12,380.00 


Yess, Denise 


36,994.44 


SPEC. NEEDS — TOTAL 


335,871.50 


Andler, Marjorie 


135.00 


Anglin, Karin P. 


135.00 


Balasare, Mary G. 


720.00 


Birmann, Jean 


90.00 


Bostwick, Deborah A. 


2,655.00 


Bugley, Cheryl 


90.00 


Conley, James P. 


600.00 


Conley, Matthew 


45.00 


Connolly, Nancy 


30.00 


Corriveau, William A. 


135.00 



Dibenedetto, Delia 


180.00 


Duffy, Maureen M. 


5,040.45 


Dunn, Denise R. 


1,080.00 


Dwyer, Diane 


2,385.00 


Ford, Ronald J. 


525.00 


Gardell, Linda E. 


45.00 


Geary, Linda A. 


855.00 


Gill, Linda 


87.30 


Goff, Jane 


3,264.30 


Griffiths, Grace 


270.00 


Harrington, Nathan R. 


45.00 


Hernberg, Kathleen 


189.15 


Hettstrom, Karen 


1,950.00 


Holmes, Mary B. 


405.00 


Holway, Jeanne W. 


630.00 


Hurst, Elizabeth S. 


255.00 


Jordan, Letitia 


450.00 


Kondrat, Cheryl L. 


90.00 


Koopman-Wyman, Lisabeth 


45.00 


Kramer, Nicole J. 


135.00 


Lamarca, Karen M. 


90.00 


Lanoue, Wendy M. 


90.00 


McCarthy, Alice L. 


900.00 


McDonald, Laurajean 


615.00 


McSweeney, Ann M. 


43.65 


Minnar, Elizabeth 


135.00 


Murphy, Kathleen 


90.00 


Nedrow, Ruth 


3,360.00 


Plante, Patrick 


1,177.65 


Pratt, Kathleen 


480.00 


Pyfrom, Joan 


654.75 


Reidy, Joel 


45.00 


Ritts, Judith A. 


3,997.63 


Ronan, Nadine 


945.00 


Rooney, Mary K. 


630.00 


Rossi, Margaret W. 


110.25 


Ryan, Kathleen M. 


90.00 


Sandblom, Lauren 


45.00 


Santoro, Maureen F. 


3,180.00 


Savini, Mary 


45.00 


Schultz, Regina 


3,141.90 


Segal, Jeremy E. 


45.00 


Shultz, David 


90.00 


Simeone, June 


1,545.00 


Singerman, Joanna Ross 


135.00 


Stadtler, Catherine 


180.00 


Staunton, Mary E. 


232.80 


Stephens, Ellen 


210.00 


Tewksbury, Deborah L. 


45.00 


Vivian, Christine R. 


210.00 


Wheeler, Kenneth 


90.00 


Wirth, James D. 


45.00 


Yess, Denise 


189.16 


Ziegner, Glenn M. 


45.00 



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SUBSTITUTES — TTL 


45,488.99 


O'Neil, Thomas J. IE 


539.33 


Bates, Dorothy 


123.60 


Reppucci, Arnold 


3,145.99 


i Blonde, Frank 


1,618.00 


Ridge, Kathleen 


1,618.00 


Bostwick, Deborah A. 


5,094.00 


Sanford, Li am Giles 


2,157.00 


Chamberlain, Richard 


3,821.00 


Sargent, Ruthann 


4,195.34 


Ely, Florence 


379.25 


Silvia, Robert D. 


2,522.00 


Emmons, Ronald 


2,022.50 


Startzell, Kennan 


2,697.00 


Franey, James E. 


487.00 


Sweeney, Torin 


1,048.66 


Gill, Michael Patrick 


899.00 


Walsh, Dennis J. 


2,097.33 


Kahn, Ely J IE 


1,440.00 


Watson, Marilyn 


539.34 


Knowles, Paula A. M. 


449.34 


Wunschel, Patricia J. 


379.25 


Levangie, John A. 


1,258.67 


Zadel, Elizabeth 


1,572.00 


MacDermott, Edward W. 


899.00 


SPORTS OFFI — TOTAL 


42,261.27 


Magner, Daniel 


1,258.67 


SCHLS-TCHERS — TTL 


4,008,752.58 






GRAND TOTAL 


8,044,270.61 






(576 Employees) 





LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Inspector and Zoning Officer 

The following is a report of the Building Department for the year 1991: 



Building Permits Issued 






289 


Building Permit Fees Paid to Treasurer 






$28,697.00 


Estimated Cost of Construction for Permits 






$4,087,112.00 


Certificate of Inspections 






22 


Inspection Fees Paid to Treasurer 






$1,025.00 


Plumbing Inspector Paid for Services 






17 


Occupancy Permits 






$ 425.00 


Fees for Occupancy Permits 






114 


Plumbing Permits Issued 






$3,397.00 


Plumbing Fees Paid to Treasurer 






$2,808.00 


Gas Permits Issued 






86 


Gas Fees Paid to Treasurer 






$1,468.00 


Gas Inspector Paid for Services 






$1,599.00 


Fees Collected for Use of Copy Machine 




76@5 


$31.75 


Zoning By Laws 




37 @ 3 


$375.00 


Zoning Maps 




4@5 


$111.00 


Topo Maps 






$20.00 


Respectfully submitted, 






Robert M 


. Egan 






Building 


Inspector 






Zoning Officer 







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Design Review Board 

The Design Review Board had a very active year. At the request of the Planning: 
Board we reviewed and commented on four different projects: 1) Red Lion Inn: Pro-i 
posed outdoor drinking area; 2) 818 Chief Justice Cushing Highway: Proposed retail 
shop improvements; 3) 11 Elm Street: Proposed combination of historic building on top 
of new building; 4) 391 Chief Justice Cushing Highway: Proposed Sunoco gas station 
improvements. 

At the request of the Cohasset Board of Selectmen we reviewed and commented on 
the condition of the duplex residential building at Government Island. 

At the request of the Cohasset Lightkeepers Corp. we attended a meeting to review 
architects' drawings for proposed development of the same residential building at Gov- 
ernment Island. 

At the request of the Cohasset Chamber of Commerce we made a presentation at a 
meeting to discuss possible improvements to Cohasset Village. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gordon S. Hislop, Chairman 

Robert A. Stansell, Jr. 

Eileen M. Corbett 

Nancy S. Garrison 

Peter O'Connor (resigned 10/20/90) 

Maxwell R. Pounder 

Kathleen R. Fox 

Robert M. Egan (ex officio) 

Robert C. Hunter, Associate 



Conservation Commission 

The Cohasset Conservation Commission serves the Town in a regulatory and advi- 
sory capacity. It is the only official Town agency with the specific duty of protecting our 
natural resources through the state regulations and the Cohasset Wetlands Bylaw. 

During the year we were extremely busy working with both homeowners and con- 
tractors protecting our wetlands and helping with homeowners' needs. In addition to a 
very busy year, the Commission's workload and responsibilities were increased greatly 
by the Hallowe'en storm which caused tremendous damage along the coastline. 
Throughout this time of crisis homeowners and the Commissioners worked closely 
together. This cooperation was mutually beneficial at a very difficult time. 

Recently we lost a very respected Commissioner and member of our community, Bill 
Parmenter. He will be greatly missed by all of us who served with him. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Merle S. Brown, Chairman 

Veneta P. Roebuck, Vice Chairman 

John Kent Bryant 

Thomas J. Callahan 

Patricia C. Buckley 

Jeffrey C. Waal 

William H. Parmenter (resigned) 



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Board of Health 

In 1991 Michael Sullivan was re-elected for a second three year term. During reor- 
ganization of the Board, Sharon L. Becker was elected Chairman, Mr. Sullivan, Clerk, 
with William E. Baird, P.E. the third elected board member. Joseph R. Godzik, V.M.D., 
continued as health agent with Carol Oteri-Puffer serving as administrative secretary. 

Operation of the Recycling Transfer Facility (RTF) remains under the direction of the 
Board of Health. A sudden, unexplainable increase in solid waste tonnage for the last six 
months of the year will cause a significant budget deficit for FY92 if the trend continues. 
The permit fee for residential use was increased from $52.00 in 1991 to $75.00 for 1992 
for the first vehicle. An additional fee of $25.00 for the second vehicle was established. 
Business permits will be $200.00. This increase maintains the ratio of fees to taxation 
established at the opening of the RTF. Fees pay about one-half of the cost of disposal. 
The increased cost to businesses is the result of increased costs of recycling: i.e., card- 
board is no longer free but costs the town up to $129 per ton. The cost of trash disposal is 
$63 per ton. About one-third of the solid waste brought to the RTF is recycled. The clo- 
sure of the landfill has not progressed. State cutbacks in personnel and a low priority for 
the project have left the Town without approvals to proceed with the closure. 

The Board has worked diligently in reviewing the proposed expansion of Cohasset 
Heights Ltd. Landfill (CHL). The Secretary of Environmental Affairs required that a new 
Draft Environmental Impact Report be submitted which would address the Board's public 
health and environmental protection concerns. The plan to collect and burn the gases 
emitted from the landfill is still at the Department of Environmental Protection awaiting 
some technical data from CHL for final permit approval. Engineering studies conducted 
by the Board indicated "no threat to Lily Pond" as a result of contamination leaving the 
landfill. 

The project to study the water quality of the Gulf River continues in conjunction with 
the Gulf Association, the High School, and the Water Department. Assistance is also 
being given to a Hull student project regarding water quality in Straits Pond. This project 
hopes to develop a means of midge control in the Pond without the use of pesticides. 

Through a grant from the Norfolk County-Newton Lung Association, radon testing 
was conducted at all three schools. Only a remote storage area in the Osgood School 
tested above the level of concern of 4 picocuries in the thirty areas that were tested. 
Improvement in air quality in the high school was realized through a new heating filter 
maintenance program recommended by the Board. 

A new by-law regulating exposure to environmental tobacco smoke proposed by the 
Board was adopted at Town Meeting. This is one of the most comprehensive by-laws or 
regulations in the Commonwealth. Restaurants must now devote 75% of their seating to 
non-smokers. Employers must essentially eliminate non-smokers from being exposed to 
environmental tobacco smoke in the workplace. The American Cancer Society honored 
Sharon Becker at its annual meeting in Atlanta, GA for her work on smoking issues. 

The Board has pursued litigation against the owners of Cushing Plaza to repair the 
failed septic system. It is anticipated that the repair will be accomplished in 1992. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sharon L. Becker, Chairman 
Michael H. Sullivan, Clerk 
William E. Baird, P.E. 



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Recycling Committee 

The Recycling Committee has had a busy and successful year. The ever-changing 
markets and more stringent vendor requirements for our recycled products have been a 
challenge. 

Paper and glass continue to produce the largest quantity of the items recycled. Cor- 
rugated cardboard and plastic run a close second. 

A large semi-trailer loaned to the committee is being used to store plastic containers. 
Recycling Services of Boston processes the plastic at the RTF with its chipper. 

The Salvation Army agreement to remove clothing weekly from the container sup- 
plied by them has been so successful a second bin has been added. Other Boutique items 
such as toys, etc., are also given to the Salvation Army. 

Compost produced from collected leaves is available to be taken by homeowners and 
also is used along the roadway entrance to the RTF 

Tin cans are collected in a bin on site. 

Tires collected for a fee are being picked up by a vendor from the storage trailer 
when full. 

Iron and steel, including large appliances, are stockpiled. When a sufficient amount 
is accumulated the vendor crushes/services the items on the premises and removes them. 

Aluminum is not being recycled separately at this time, as the preparation require- 
ments are too labor intensive. Aluminum is placed in the steel pile for disposal. 

Waste oil is collected and placed in a special storage tank in the Supervisor's build- 
ing. A program has been arranged for residential disposal of this hazardous waste. 

Batteries are recycled as they accumulate. 

Returnables are collected in the Boy Scout building, sorted and boxed or bagged. 
Scouts and volunteers deliver them to redemption centers. 

A progress sign donated by the Cohasset Boy Scouts shows recycling efforts on a 
monthly basis with cost effective savings to the Town. A new RTF entrance sign was 
donated and erected by Troop 28, Boy Scouts of America. 

The Town was awarded a five compartment bin that is to be used for magazine col- 
lection and possibly computer paper. 

Recycling is only as successful as the residents of the Town work to make it so. The 
Recycling Committee thanks all the citizens of Cohasset, including the RTF employees, 
for their efforts to make recycling the success that it is. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Arthur L. Lehr, Chairman 
Merle S. Brown 
John F. Hubbard 



Planning Board 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted to it by M.G.L. Chapter 
40A, Chapter 41, and the Cohasset Zoning By-laws, fulfilled the following responsibili- 
ties in 1991: 

Reviewed 12 Subdivisions Not Requiring Approvals; 

Reviewed for initial consideration or final approvals four Site Plans for the Highwa 
Business, Light Industry and Downtown Business Districts; 

Continued monitoring of approved Cluster Developments, Subdivisions, and Site 
Plans under construction; 



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Amended the definition of a "Subdivision" as found in the Rules & Regulations Gov- 
erning the Subdivision of Land in Cohasset; 

Under the direction of Daniel C. Cotton the Board spent many hours reviewing and 
correcting the Zoning By-laws to eliminate grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors 
contained in the official text; 

The Board held public hearings concerning seven articles for the Zoning By-laws. 
These By-laws included proposals for new and/or amended definitions, the use of trailers 
on active projects, open display of Christmas Items, limited use of wetlands, etc., in 
determining maximum coverage, and regulations regarding signage. 

1991 also brought changes of the Board Membership. Daniel C. Cotton retired after 
giving ten years of invaluable service to this Board and many more years to the Town. 
The Board welcomed Jean H. Simonds. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Alfred S. Moore, Jr., Chairman 
William J. Good, Vice Chairman 
Jean H. Simonds, Clerk 
John F. O.Toole 
Robert H. Sturdy 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

MAPC provided staff support to the SSC (South Shore Coalition), of which Cohasset 
is a member; coordinated review of the Transportation Improvement Program; facilitated 
discussions and public input to the amendments to the State Implementation Plan for Air 
Quality; attended on behalf of member communities all PMT (Program for Mass Trans- 
portation) meetings to hear regional concerns. 

MAPC also identified commuter parking locations in the South Shore Coalition sub- 
region; introduced and offered participation in the Pavement Management Program; pro- 
vided population/age group forecasts; subregional and community census profiles; census 
data analysis; mapping of land resource protection areas; and coordinated review and 
input to "A Strategic Metropolitan Transportation System" as part of MetroPlan 2000. 

MetroPlan 2000 continuing efforts include development of the Transportation, Land 
Resources and Housing Elements of the Plan with input by the subregions and policy 
committees. 

The South Shore Coalition is continuing its Solid Waste study which has been 
delayed due to funding constraints. The Coalition is actively working on regional 
puchasing and shared services especially in this difficult financial time. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Martha K. Gjesteby 
Representative for Cohasset 



Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project 

The Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is now 
composed of 24 Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the Town of Cohasset 
in Norfolk County. On July 1 the Town of Abington rejoined the Project. The Project is 
a regional response to a regional problem and provides a way of organizing specialized 
equipment, specially trained employees, and mosquito control professionals into a single 
agency with a broad geographical area of responsibility. 

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In 1991, the Project was again challenged by the threat of the mosquito transmitted 
disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), but rainfall did not reach levels of the previ- 
ous year. Residential complaints were received earlier than normal due to the anticipated 
EEE threat and resultant media coverage. Efforts were again aimed at larval mosquitoes 
starting with the spring brood, and aerial larviciding was expanded using B.T.I., an envi- 
ronmentally selective bacterial agent. Upon emergence of the spring brood of adult 
mosquitoes, ultra-low-volume spraying began. All available manpower responded to 
requests concerning mosquitoes, and all sprayers and trucks performed well with little 
time lost to breakdowns. 

In April of 1991, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued an advisory 
on EEE to local Boards of Health, Mosquito Control Districts, and all campgrounds in 
Southeastern Massachusetts. Virus was first isolated from Culiseta melanura, a bird bit- 
ing species collected in Carver the week of July 28. The Project responded by targeting 
areas of high risk. Concern of transmission of EEE to both horses and humans devel- 
oped, and on August 2 a Westborough horse died with symptoms consistent with EEE. 
On August 8 another horse from the same farm was destroyed. However, no human or 
equine cases occurred in Plymouth County, although additional virus-positive bird biting 
mosquitoes were collected. 

Historical case data suggest a return in 1992 of the EEE virus, which runs in a two or 
three year cycle. 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do 
not respect town lines, the information given below does provide a tally of the activities 
which have had the greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application: 2,144 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for 
control of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site if 
mosquitoes reinvaded the area. The first treatments were made in May and the last in 
October. 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be 
found in woodland pools, swamps, marshes, and other standing water areas. Inspectors 
continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific larvicides when 
immature mosquitoes are present. Last year a total of 95 inspections were made to 69 
catalogued breeding sites. 

Finally, we have been tracking complaint response time; that is, the time between 
notice of a mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint 
response time in the Town of Cohasset was less than two days with more than 140 com- 
plaints answered. 

Mosquito Survey: A systematic sampling of mosquitoes in Cohasset indicates that 
Coquillettidia perturans was the most abundant species. Other import species collected 
included Aedes vexans and Culexpipiens. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to call our office for information about 
mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any other matters of concern. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Carolyn Brennan, Chairman 
Robert A. Thorndike, Vice Chairman 
Richard E. Kurgger, Sr., Secretary 
William J. Mara 
Leighton F. Peck, Jr. 
Commissioners 

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Mosquito Control Committee 

The Mosquito Control Committee was formed in December 1990 by the Board of 
Selectmen to assist in implementing a plan for mosquito control pertaining to Eastern 
Equine Encephalitis, and to educate the public on methods of protection and prevention. 
To that end, the committee met with the following on separate occasions: Mr. John 
Doane, of the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project, Mr. Dan Daly, Public Relations Offi- 
cer for the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project, Mr. John Kenney, Cohasset resi- 
dent and Mass. Pesticide Inspector, Ms. Laurie Martinelli, Director of Public Policy for 
the Mass. Audubon Society, Peter Laugelle, Cohasset Tree and Park Department, and 
Dr. John Godzik, Board of Health Agent. 

In addition, an individual member of the committee attended the following pertinent 
meetings: A meeting at Stonehill College in which Massachusetts Departments of Health 
and Human Services and Environmental Affairs presented a joint program, "Environ- 
mental Day" at the State House sponsored by the Mass. Audubon Society, at which time 
discussions were held on mosquito control with Senator Hedlund and Representative 
Murray. 

Additionally, educational material was distributed throughout the town. 
Because the summer was dry, the threat of EEE was negligible. The Committee 
formed the following policy statement for future years: It is the Mosquito Control Com- 
mittee's hope that all efforts to maintain mosquito control be focused early in the Spring 
on natural methods of control such as the natural bacteria, BTI, water management, pub- 
lic education, and homeowner maintenance. If, however, based upon the State Depart- 
ment of Health's declaration that a serious human health emergency exists, then spraying 
of pesticides is considered a reasonable response. A majority of the Committee believes 
that a serious health emergency should be considered if there is one human case. We 
would like to focus on long term integrated management so that ultimately pesticide use 
will not be necessary. 

In 1992 the committee plans to focus on specific ways in which Cohasset can move 
toward integrated management, reduce the need for pesticides, and perhaps save the 
Town money that it now spends on mosquito control. We will also be evaluating the rela- 
tionship between the Town and the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles Gainor 

Mark L. Friedman, M.D. 

Alix P. White 

James L. Gallagher 

Joan Prescott Busk 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 



Animal Control 

During the last year the Animal Control Department received a total of 1241 calls on 
a variety of animal related problems and complaints. 

There were 762 dogs licensed in the Town, and of those dogs, 582 of them were 
either spayed or neutered. 

34 Court complaints were sought against Cohasset dog owners for violation of the 
Town's leash law. A total of 125 leash law violation warnings were issued and 21 dogs 
were impounded. 

Dog and cat owners must remember to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. The 
Massachusetts Division of Animal Health is warning all animal care/control agencies that 
the danger of a rabies outbreak exists. It is imperative that pet owners have their animals 
vaccinated. 

Although trying to reach the Animal Control Officer may be frustrating at times, resi- 
dents should remember that I work just nine hours per week. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William P. Quigley 
Animal Control Officer 



Civil Defense 

Civil Defense has changed its name to Emergency Management to be more in keep- 
ing with duties and responsibilities of the Agency. 

This past year was uneventful until the fall when Hurricane Bob slammed through 
our town, causing considerable damage to foliage and trees and affecting our electric 
wires and poles. Although we did not cut power in Town, supply lines through Norwell 
and Scituate were damaged and we consequently lost power. 

An emergency evacuation center was set up at the High School manned by School 
Personnel, Explorer Post 28, and American Red Cross. Few needed these services, how- 
ever. 

All departments responded well to the emergency and the Town was soon back to 
normal. Storm damage assessment was completed and applications made for reimburse- 
ment for damaged property. 

We were barely back to normal when the "no name" Northeaster struck, causing 
havoc with shore line damage. This emergency was also well handled by our various 
Town departments with the help of the Army National Guard. 

An emergency light plant is in process of being assembled from the surplus hospital 
at Deer Hill Storage, to be made available for emergency illumination. 

All Town employees, as well as volunteers, are to be complimented on their devotion 
to duty despite unpleasant conditions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur L. Lehr 

Director Emergency Management 



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Cohasset Fire Department 

1991 marked the 100th anniversary of the Cohasset Fire Department. The year 
passed without much fanfare, in large part due to a diminishing economy and a planned 
change in leadership. 

Cohasset residents can take pride in the fact that fire loss was minimal, there were no 
fire deaths, and ambulance services improved. The addition of cardiac defibrillation, the 
continuing education of our EMT's and the growing admiration of our firefighters' com- 
mitment and dedication to emergency medical services was evident. 

With the closing of 1991, we reflect on our one hundred year history. We're excited 
about our future, we recognize the changing environment in which we live, and we antici- 
pate a transition to a customer driven orientation. Cohasset residents may look toward 
their Fire/Rescue services and see a dynamic, effective,highly skilled team, responsive to 
their needs, preventing fire, suppressing it, and providing a high level of pre-hospital 
emergency medical treatment and transportation. 

We take this opportunity to thank you, our customers, for your support during the 
year and your understanding of our future transition challenges. Perhaps our 200th 
anniversary report will characterize the 1992 year as transformational, a period where we 
"actively listened", planned and delivered premier services to a premier community, a 
period where we established a vision of "Fast - Clean - Friendly - Professional - Services 
- at an exceptional value", a period where we relendessly pursued our vision, our future. 

We conclude this report with a statistical breakdown of service delivery and reiterate 
our appreciation of your continuing support. 



Structure Fires 


43 


Outdoor Fires 


48 


Motor Vehicle Accidents 


41 


Medical Aids 


509 


Investigations 


207 


Public Assistance Calls 


55 


Inspections 


301 


Miscellaneous Calls 


314 


Total Incidents 


1529 


Respectfully Submitted; 




John R. Nadeau, Fire Chief 



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Police Department 

UNIFORM CRIME REPORT 1991 STATISTICS 
Offense 

Assaults 

Breaking & Entering 

B & E or Larceny from M/V 

Larceny 

Larceny of M/V 

Vandalism/Mai .Dest.Property 

Motor vehicle accidents investigated 

Traffic citations issued 

Residential & business alarms answered 

Stolen motor vehicles recovered 

Official complaints received 

Department vehicles - patrol mileage 

Special details 

RECORD OF ARRESTS: 

Offense Male 

Abuse Petitions 2 

Assault & Battery 2 

Assault & Battery/PO 1 

Assault Intent/Murder 1 

Breaking & Entering/NT 4 

CHINS 

Disturbing the Peace 1 

Fugitive from Justice 1 

Larceny 8 

Larceny/MV 2 

Malicious Destruction/Property 1 

Minor in Possession/Alcohol 12 

Motor Vehicle Violations 4 

Operating Under Influence Alcohol 15 

Protective Custody 48 

Receiving Stolen Property 

Trespassing 2 

Violation Drug Laws 1 

Viol. Town By Law/Public Drinking 4 

Warrant arrests 34 

Total Arrests: 171 

FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND; 

Court fines & assessments 

Parking violations 

Paid detail surcharge 

License fees 

Requests for police reports 

Restitution 

Miscellaneous 



Reported 

26 

36 

24 

82 

11 

114 

146 

1,375 

712 

5 

3,863 

163,643 

764 

Female 

1 



$11,427.50 

19,130.00 

10,555.83 

761.00 

640.00 

293.00 

250.00 

$43,057.33 



Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph M. Kealey, Chief of Police 



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Wire Department 
Fire and Alarm Signals: Due to two major storms in 1991, 1,800 feet of alarm wire 
was replaced along Atlantic Avenue and Deep Run and three alarm boxes were damaged 
and replaced. Painting of alarm boxes has continued. Traffic lights were kept in good run- 
ning order. A light at Summer Street was replaced. 

Wire Inspections: All work done by electrical contractors was inspected by the 
department and fees turned in to the Town Treasurer. 

Town Buildings: Electrical work done on Town-owned buildings was completed by 
the Wire Department. 

I wish to thank the Board of Selectmen for its cooperation with my Department and 
to thank the men who worked with me this past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Stephen F. Wigmore, Superintendent of Wires 



PUBLIC WORKS 

Cemetery Study Committee 

During 1991, the Pleasant Lane land was sub-divided from the school land and was 
recorded as a separate parcel. We met with the Conservation Commission to discuss the 
Pleasant Lane site layout and design. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 

William J. Ferriter 

Mary A. Hartwell 

Jane M. Hamilton 

Nancy C. Snowdale 

Gerard L. Deveney 

Peter G. Laugelle (ex officio) 



DPW Study Committee 

Editor's Note: 

The DPW Study Committee presented its Final Report to the Board of Selectmen in 
March of this year. The full report (too voluminous to be published in its entirety) 
includes a recommended phased-in consolidation of public works functions. It is 
available for inspection in the Selectmen's office. 



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Government Island Study Committee 

Our volunteer committee oversees this unusual piece of property for the Town. We 
make suggestions regarding maintenance and possible improvements to the Island to the 
Board of Selectmen. They will authorize expenditures to accomplish our suggestions if 
they feel they are advisable. These are then voted on at Town Meeting. 
During 1991 we held three meetings to discuss: 

1 . General condition of the Island. 

2. Disposition of the Lighthouse Keeper's Duplex. 

3. Election of Officers. 

4. Status of the reconstruction of the Top of Minot's Light. 

5. Other subjects pertinent to the Island. 

We feel that the Lighthouse Keeper's House is an important tie to Cohasset's History 
and should be restored to its original appearance. Internal changes, if any, would be made 
to meet current needs. 

The Committee firmly believes that Government Island is one of Cohasset's greatest 
assets, historically, commercially, and recreationally. We want it to be walked, looked at, 
studied, appreciated, and loved by Townspeople and visitors alike. 

I wish to thank the members for their attendance, interest, and support. As I have said 
many times before, this is a committee of volunteers and it takes a certain type of person 
to assume its responsibility. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 

Richard P. Barrow 

Robert M. Davenport 

Vivian H. McCormack 

Noel A. Ripley 

Irving E. Gadow Jr., Harbor Master. 



Highway Department 

During the months of January, February and March we concentrated our efforts on 
snow removal and ice control. Once again, I feel we can all be proud of the job the men 
from the Highway Department and the hired contractors have done in keeping our streets 
safe during the winter months. Cohasset is indeed one of the safest towns for travel after a 
snow storm, and for that we can thank these conscientious workers. 

With any break in the weather, my department worked on the repair and/or replace- 
ment of catch basins and connecting pipes. In all, nine basins were rebuilt and one new 
manhole was installed. Fifty-six feet of pipe were installed. 

Once the good weather arrived, we started our program of road sweeping. Every 
street was swept and cleaned of the build-up of sand and general debris. During the fol- 
lowing months the sweeper was out frequently, keeping the streets clean. 

During the year my men replaced or repaired signs where needed. 

The Highway Department was also active in road resurfacing in 1991. With money 
entirely from State Grants, Elm Street was resurfaced. The Department also resurfaced 
various sidewalks around town. Using 500 tons of asphalt, various roads were grader 
patched. 

We installed the handicap ramp at the Fire/Police Station and prepared the parking 
area for asphalt. 

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While the weather was good we installed the septic system at the Harbor Master's 
building. We then rebuilt the retaining wall at Jerusalem and Gammons Roads. We then 
installed an electric trench for the Common pump. 

When asked by the Recreation Department to help out with the basketball courts at 
the Joseph Osgood School and at Beechwood Park we were able to resurface the courts 
and repair the basketball nets. These projects are most rewarding as they benefit the 
Town's youths. We also removed the seesaws and merry-go-round, as they were found to 
be in need of repair. 

Finally, the seasons' storms kept us busy. During the month of August, we worked 
with the Tree & Park Department cleaning up after Hurricane Bob. Most recendy, it was 
the no-name storm that kept us busy cleaning sand and stone from roadways and rebuild- 
ing damaged fences and walls. 

I would like to extend special thanks to my men and to Peter Laugelle of the Tree & 
Park Department, Stephen Wigmore of the Wire Department, and Joseph Hamilton of the 
Water Department for their continued support and cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold W. Litchfield 
Highway Surveyor 



Sewer Commission 

The Town's wastewater treatment plant continues to give excellent service and is one 
of the better performing wastewater plants in the Commonwealth. 

State funding for the expansion of the sewer system was unavailable in 1991. In view 
of the lower funding levels that will apply when funds do become available again, the 
Commissioners are investigating less costly alternatives. We have been in contact with 
the Department of Environmental Protection on this. It is not possible to predict the out- 
come because of the Town's and State's straitened financial circumstances. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward M. Guild, Chairman 

Henry A. Rattenbury 

R. Gary Vanderweil, 

Sewer Commissioners 



Tree, Park & Cemetery Department 

The Tree & Park Department had a very busy Spring, Summer and Fall maintaining 
the Town's parks, commons and playing fields, due to a lot of rain and hot weather. 
Because of the additional cuts in the budget, we did not have a Capital Outlay Budget this 
year. We concentrated on work that did not involve a lot of equipment, but mainly use of 
labor. 

Due to Hurricane Bob and the Hallowe'en Storm, the Tree & Park Department was 
very busy. We had a lot of damage but we have cleaned up approximately 90% of what 
we can see. There will still be storm damage that will appear in the Spring, broken 
branches, split trees, etc. 

The Tree & Park Department is going to refurbish the practice field at Milliken Field 
which will involve loam, reseeding and aerating. The field is closed for the Spring and 
Summer and will be opened in September. 

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The Tree & Park Department is in the process of issuing User Fees for use of all the 
parks, commons and beaches. 

The Tree, Park & Cemetery Department would like to thank the departments that 
assisted in cleaning up after Hurricane Bob and the Hallowe'en Northeaster. And also all 
those who assisted our department during the year. 



Water Department 

Production for the year was 214,160,000 gallons. This increase reflects the heavy 
consumption due to the very dry summer months. A concerted effort is being made to 
reduce expenses, yet allow for maintenance increases on the treatment facility, which is 
now fourteen years old. Improvements to the distribution system have been ongoing. An 
additional water main on Beechwood Street will be completed in 1992. 

The land at Lily Pond purchased in 1990 was named "The Robert S. Pape Reserva- 
tion" and endorsed by Town Meeting Resolution. 

This year cannot pass without acknowledging the thirty-two years of service to the 
department of Betty Maree. As Secretary/Accounting Clerk, she has been an asset to the 
Town, The Department, and the customers. Happy Retirement, Betty. 

The Department would like to acknowledge the cooperation of other Town Depart- 
ments, with special thanks to Highway Surveyor Harold Litchfield and his staff. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ronald H. Goodwin, Chairman 
James R. Sheerin 
William J. Montuori 
Water Commissioners 



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HUMAN SERVICES 

Council On Aging 

The Cohasset Council on Aging (CO A) worked creatively in 1991 implementing its 
role as an advocate for all Cohasset's senior citizens. 

The Council is committed to meeting the needs of all Cohasset residents 60 years of 
age and older through advocacy, services, education, recreation, and outreach. We have 
continued to work toward these goals through the diligent efforts of the volunteer nine- 
member Council on Aging Board. It is because of the leadership and efforts of this Coun- 
cil that the program continues to grow and meet more of the needs of the community. 
COA Board of Directors: 

The Council on Aging Board is primarily responsible for setting policy, doing short 
and long term planning, developing the fiscal budget. This year has been most difficult 
with such a small operating budget. The Council's 1990-1991 budget for those 1488 
elders was $37,708.17, or $25.35 per senior. As with most town departments our budget 
consists mainly of personnel (who provide the services), as well as small general mainte- 
nance for the van. 
Friends of the Council on Aging: 

We owe a very special thanks to the Friends of the Council on Aging for all of their 
hard work and strong financial commitment over this past year. An important part of the 
organization's income was derived from projects like the Flea Market on the Common, 
Queen of Back Bay, and the Rotary Road Race. Special thanks go to Karen Bartow and 
her board for their work with the Rotary Club and local businesses for allowing programs 
and day trips to be offered at reduced rates. 
Grant Awards: 

In September the Council on Aging was awarded two grants from the Executive 
Office of Elder Affairs: 

Serving Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE). We received a grant in the 
amount of $9,010 to be used for the period of one year for the continuation of the SHINE 
Program for FY92. 

Formula Grant. We received the annual Formula Grant in the amount of $2,299, 
awarded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to purchase a business computer. This 
will give the Council the ability to track budgets, income and expenses, print monthly 
newsletters, and collect and maintain data on all clients under the Council. 
Senior Center: 

The Senior Center continues to provide a central mechanism for the delivery of ser- 
vices and activities of Cohasset senior citizens. The Center offers a familiar and conve- 
nient location for those needing assistance as well as an easily identifiable mechanism 
from which to seek assistance. For many seniors, the Center helps to overcome feelings 
of isolation and loneliness. During fiscal year 1991, we served 637 different persons com- 
ing into the Center. 

A random sample of a few of the COA's services and programs provided during the 
period of time from July 1, 1991, to June 30, 1991: 



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SHINE Consortium 


600 




73 


Outreach/Client Finding 


55 


Case Management 


11 


Referrals to Home Care 


28 


Referrals from Home Care 


15 


Caregivers/PEER 


25 


Transportation 


266 


Congregate Meals 


70 


General Information 


3594 



People Contacted SHINE, 
Unduplicated Seniors from Cohasset 
Unduplicated/165 Duplicated 
Unduplicated/14 Duplicated 
Unduplicated/Same 
Unduplicated/21 Duplicated 
Unduplicated/125 Duplicated Support 
Unduplicated/3 ,326 RIDES 
(one way) 

Unduplicated/1450 Meals Served 
Duplicated/300 Unduplicated Monthly. 

Request for certain services increased, such as a referrals from South Shore Elder 
Services, (due to their closing of intake they turned to Council on Aging to handle their 
people) Job Placement, Shine calls, and Home Making Services. These requests also 
increased due to poor economic times. 
Volunteer Services: 

Once again in 1991 the Council on Aging was most fortunate to receive $100,440.72 
in volunteer services from a total of 220 volunteers' giving and sharing of their time and 
energy. This includes volunteer instructors, drivers, mailing the newsletter, SHINE volun- 
teers, income tax preparation, nutrition program, gourmet, men's Breakfast Club, office 
helpers, Town Hall volunteers, etc. The Council could never exist without the many dedi- 
cated volunteers who spend countless hours helping others so that they can have the same 
opportunities. 
Future Directions: 

The Council on Aging has concentrated on better coordination of services with other 
community agencies, as well as continuing to strive to provide quality services to Cohas- 
set's older residents. Our Council has been invited to reach even further and become 
involved with "Project Share" along with the Social Services league. The S.S. League in 
August asked the Council to assume responsibility of the Services for Seniors Work Reg- 
istry Program started a few years ago. This program offers more opportunity for seniors 
to choose the type of services that they can afford. 

We also took forward to the expansion and modernization of the Community Center 
and increased space for the Council on Aging. 

In closing, we would like to remember the great works and commitment of Ray 
Remick and Alice Daunt, both of whom epitomized the word volunteerism. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. Gerard Keating, Chairman 

Sumner Smith, Jr., Vice Chairman 

Margaret W. Casey 

Rose M. Kierce 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Secretary 

Lillian Lincoln, Corresponding Secretary 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Joseph D. Buckley, Treasurer 

David Chittim 

Austin F. O' Toole 

Mary H. Ahearn (Rep.) 

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Ann K. Hublitz (Rep.) 
Jane H. Hamilton (Assoc.) 
Dorothea C. Bjorkgren (Assoc.) 
Kathleen R. Bryanton, Director 
Marguerite Ritterhaus, Senior Aide 
Susan Connolly, Outreach Worker 
Patricia Ryan, Shine Coordinator 



Cohasset Common 
Historic District Commission 

During the 1991 calendar year the Commission held regular meetings on the first 
Monday of January, April, July and October. There were eight Public Hearings and Spe- 
cial Meetings held throughout the year. Five Certificates of Appropriateness were 
approved by the Commission in 1991. The Commission accepted two resignations from 
its members. The Board of Selectmen has filled one of these two vacancies. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marian C. Atkinson, Chairman 

James J. Murphy, Vice Chairman 

Donald J. Evans 

James M. Sandell 

Gail Parks 

Elizabeth Bates, Secretary 

Mary Jane Larson (Alternate) 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt (resigned) 

Jacqueline B. Clark (resigned) 

Mary C. Hartshorne 

Cohasset Historical Commission 

The replica of Minots Light is progressing as we have planned. With many helping 
hands, the lantern room and roof are in place at Government Island. 

New England Steel Tank of Quincy fabricated the steel work and Herb Jason and his 
brother Ken made the copper smoke ball chimney. Herb Jason volunteered his time over 
the winter to fabricate the copper roof. Many people have been involved in the project. 
We want to especially thank the many people who have generously contributed monies. 
We have had a number of four digit contributions. We have also sold "T" shirts, sweat 
shirts, tote bags, license plates and Minots Light prints to raise the needed money. The 
above items are still available and for sale. To date the donations have amounted to about 
$100,000, which include contributions of materials, labor, fabrication and money. The 
thirty-foot addition to Government Island has generated a good deal of interest from 
many people of the Town as well as visitors to the area. This year we hope to put the 
windows in, the upper railing and the steel entrance door. 

Our annual school project was headed by Judy Fitzsimmons and David Wadsworth. 
It was a slide lecture given at the Deer Hill School involving early transportation in 
Cohasset. It was an interesting combination of auto, rail, water and other overland means 
of travel. 

Our continual ongoing projects of recording, researching and identifying older 
houses and landmarks in Cohasset is making impressive accomplishments. We would 

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like to submit more candidates to the National Registry for consideration. The primary 
purpose of the Cohasset Historical Commission is to help preserve the character and fla- 
vor of the town. We welcome concerned citizens to our meetings and encourage public 
participation. Our regular meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at the 
Town Hall. We are most interested in new projects dealing with identification and preser- 
vation of Cohasset' s history. 

Respectfully submitted, Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 

David H. Wadsworth 

Barbara L. Dillon 

Judith E. Fitzsimmons 

Nancy C. Snowdale 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 

Wigmore A. Pierson 

Cohasset Housing Authority 

After ten months of planning and construction, the home for people with special 
needs was occupied on May 8 and dedication ceremonies took place shortly afterwards 
The home consists of two ranch houses which are connected and which serve eight 
clients. Human Service Options, Inc. of Quincy, Mass. staffs the units and supervises the 
clients. 

The Trettis house is still under consideration for use as a home for four special needs 
clients and the Authority is waiting for approval from the Executive office of Communi- 
ties and Development so they can proceed with this project. 

Renovation work continues at Harborview through the state Modernization Bureau 
Gutters, downspouts and attic ventilation work was completed, as well as the installation 
of thermostatically controlled kitchen heaters. 

The Authority, working through Eastern Utilities, installed new lighting fixtures 
throughout the complex as well as installing insulation and energy saving devices within 
the buildings. This program was done at no cost to the Authority and is proposed to save 
approximately 18,000 kwh per year. 

In the midst of negotiations for a site for family housing, the Authority was informed! 
by E.O.C.D. that family housing throughout the state was being suspended until further 
notice. Capital spending at the state level has been severely restricted and was the ratio- 
nale behind the suspension. Regrettably, because of these state budget constraints, the 
position of administrative assistant was eliminated. 

Participation in the federal Section Eight program continues; however, no certificates | 
have been received in the past three years. 

The Authority wishes to thank the Highway Department, Fire Department, Social 
Service League, Visiting Nurses, Council on Aging, Homemakers, and all agencies that 
contribute to the health and well being of the residents of Harborview. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John D. Muncey, Chairman 
Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 
Stephen F. Wigmore, Treasurer 
Frederick R. Koed, Assistant Treasurer 
Barbara H. Clain, Exec. Director 
Yolanda I. Baccari, Assistant 



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Drug and Alcohol Committee 

During 1991, our Committee continued to be active in creating awareness of sub- 
stance use and abuse issues in Cohasset. Starting with sponsorship of a seminar for elder 
care givers in March, the committee expanded its activities into the general community. 
Attended by individuals from Cohasset and surrounding towns, the seminar focused on 
issues of substance use in the senior community, providing care givers additional insights 
into this problem. In May, the committee had a table at the Social Service League's 
Health Fair, distributing literature on a range of substance use concerns to the attendees. 
Following the lead of MADD, the committee worked with the Selectmen to implement 
"Tag-A-Keg" in Cohasset, a program currently being mandated state-wide. We are very 
pleased that Cohasset was part of the vanguard of this program. We also took the lead in 
replicating Belmont's Drug Free Weekend in Cohasset. Now scheduled for the last week- 
end in January, "Winterfest" has been planned and implemented by representatives from 
seventeen community organizations. Additionally, our committee opened a dialogue with 
the schools, having two meetings with administrative personnel. This dialogue will be an 
important part of a coordinated substance awareness program. Finally, our successful 
"Safe Homes" program expanded again in 1991, adding approximately 20% more fami- 
lies to our list of participants. While the program still has a way to go, we are encouraged 
by its current success. Members of our committee also met with people in Carver, Ply- 
mouth, Norwell and Duxbury to assist them in planning their own "Safe Homes" pro- 
grams. All in all, 1991 was an active and successful year for the Drug and Alcohol Com- 
mittee. We are particularly pleased that these activities were all funded through private 
contributions, a measure of the need for this committee in Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Keith F. Knowles, Chairman 

James Edward Carroll 

Elaine Burke Davis 

Robert W Jackson 

Sandra S. Kent 

Ralph D. Kidder 

Kathleen M. O'Sullivan 

Susan M. Shumaker 

Ellie M. Waal 

Thomas Wigmore 

Michael J. McFadden (resigned 8/22/91) 



Handicapped Commission 

During the 1991 calendar year, the Commission focused its efforts on four specific 
goals: an informational file, to determine the need for a lift-equipped van, to establish a 
Friends of the Handicapped Commission, and to sponsor guest speakers on issues related 
to disabilities. The informational file has been started and can be used by anyone who 
needs help with any type of problems. A brief questionnaire about the need for a van has 
been included with this year's census form. Presently the Commission is in the process of 
establishing a Friends group. 

Appreciation is expressed to past members David Chittim and Murray Campbell for 
their dedication to the Commission during their tenure. 



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The Handicapped Commission would like to express thanks to the Sandy Beach 
Association for building a walkway so that disabled and elderly residents can enjoy the 
beach. Also, thanks should go to the Stop&Shop for making a specialized cart available 
to people who need assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Michele A. Buckley, Chairman 

Deborah J. Richards, Vice-Chairman 

John Zotos 

Pamela MacLean Johansen 

David Chittim (term expired) 

Ronald M. Campbell (term expired) 

Katherine S. Bryant 

Barbara L. O'Pray 

Cynthia A. Kuppens 



Housing Partnership Committee 

The Housing Partnership Committee has been inactive during the past year. No 
developers have approached the committee, and the committee has not initiated any pro- 
jects. Two affordable housing opportunities in Cohasset have been brought to the Board 
of Selectmen, but not by the Housing Partnership. They are the proposal by South Shore 
Habitat for Humanity to renovate the Bates Building into two units, and the possible 
development of Town-owned apartments on Government Island into affordable units. 

On the State level, many changes have occurred at the Massachusetts Housing Part- 
nership. There are opportunities to continue to try to meet the state's substantial unmet 
needs for housing for low and moderate income families despite decreasing state rent and 
operating subsidies. The soft real estate market has meant lower prices and more stock in 
the affordable price range, and also, lower construction costs for new housing. The MHP 
priorities are: 

• to utilize existing housing stock; 

• to invest in urban neighborhoods and town centers; 

• to provide "one-stop shopping" for developers; 

• to encourage private investment in affordable housing. 

The Massachusetts Housing Partnership is providing support for local housing initia- 
tives with information, technical assistance, pre-development loans, and permanent 
financing for rental and home ownership. 

The Housing Partnership would welcome the interest and help of any resident who 
would like to develop affordable housing in the Town to meet our needs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chartis B. Langmaid, Chairman 

Rev. Gary A. Ritts 

Lois H. Weltman 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Robert K. Dennis 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 

Peter J. Logan 

Richard A. Senechal (resigned 6/5/91) 

John C. Englander 

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Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

The Board of Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library is happy to report a good 
year of library activity in Cohasset! While the Library felt the constraints of the poor 
economy and tight budgets, several factors contributed to maintaining a healthy equilib- 
rium for the Library during FY92. Most important of these were (1) the Friends of the 
Cohasset Library, (2) an annual budget which permitted the Library to continue being 
open 53 hours a week during the winter and 50 hours during the summer, (3) the 
Library's excellent staff, (4) the Old Colony Library Network, (5) an enthusiastic public, 
and (6) attentive Trustees. 

The Friends of the Cohasset Library, under the leadership of Patience G. Towle, 
have again made an enormous difference in the quality of Cohasset's Library. More than 
50 persons volunteered more than 2100 hours for the library, helping at the loan desk, in 
the office, shelving books, and visiting nursing homes. Had taxpayers paid for this volun- 
teered time, the Library budget would have been almost 10% greater; had these services 
not been provided voluntarily, the Library would have been forced to cut open hours and 
reduce book purchases. In addition to providing volunteers, the Friends also raise money 
through their annual membership drive, with about 16% of Cohasset's households mak- 
ing tax -deductible contributions. The Friends also raised almost $1,000 through its annual 
book sale. With these funds, the Friends supported the Library's book budget with 
$4,500, the children's summer reading incentive program with $250, and provided family 
passes to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Children's Museum, the Museum of Science, and 
the New England Aquarium. These passes may be reserved by Cohasset residents by call- 
ing the library. 

The annual budget of $234,076 for the Library, voted by Town Meeting, represents 
less than 2% of Cohasset's operating budget, but permitted the Library to continue with- 
out cutting the number of hours it is open to the public, and to continue to qualify for 
State Aid Grants by maintaining the book budget at 19% of the Library's total operating 
budget. This State Aid Grant, $4,500 from the Friends, and income from the Library's 
endowment funds, added almost $22,000 to the tax support received from the Town. 
Combine this with the value of volunteer time and one must conclude that Cohasset tax- 
payers are receiving good value from their investment in their local library. 

The staff of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library continues to be one of its chief assets. 
Under Richard E. Hayes' able leadership, they offer to library users friendly and effec- 
tive service, and to volunteers helpful guidance. 

The Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) is the computerized network of 21 
libraries to which Cohasset belongs. Terminals in the Library give the user easy access to 
the collections of all member libraries. The staff can use the electronic mail features of 
the system to ask for books from other libraries which are delivered daily to Cohasset. It 
is expected that circulation of library materials in Cohasset will be handled electronically 
before 1992 is over. 

Cohasset readers use their Library! In FY91, 82,600 items were borrowed, which 
averages to be 291 loans per day and 32 per hour. For every household in Cohasset, 32 
items were borrowed during the year. Of these loans, 2,200 were to school classrooms 
and over 100 were delivered to nursing home residents. Over 700 of these were obtained 
from 33 other libraries by Library staff. In addition to taking books out of the Library, 
Cohasset residents use its resources. The staff help users in some way at a rate of 17 such 
transactions per hour. 

The Trustees, elected for three-year terms, meet monthly. In addition, they may con- 

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sider special issues in small groups, such as investment of the endowment, need for main- 
tenance and repair, liaison with the Friends, and so forth, and report back to a Trustee 
meeting. We are responsible to Cohasset residents for the management and operation of 
the Library, and would welcome questions, comments or ideas at any time. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sheila S. Evans, Chairman 

Trustees of the Paul Pratt 

Memorial Library 



Recreation Commission 

It is with distinct pleasure that we take this opportunity to inform the citizens of 
Cohasset of the activities of their Recreation Commission. 

During Fiscal Year 1991, 8,631 individuals of all ages participated in a wide spec- 
trum of Commission programs, activities, and events. At this juncture, most services are 
provided via self-supporting financial systems, explicitly designed to relieve the taxpayer 
of all burden. The few services that remain under operation from budget appropriated rev- 
enues reimburse taxpayers for the use of those revenues. 

In Fiscal Year 1991, we deposited into the General Fund of the Town towards recapi- 
talization $62,811.15, our total budget appropriation that year being $64,451.40. Further, 
another $77,230.99 was produced from financially self-supporting mechanisms of opera- 
tion and support. Therefore, our budget appropriation of $64,451.40 produced 
$140,041.24 more, equating to services to residents, including budget revenue, over 
$205,000.00. Not calculated in these revenue-only figures are thousands of man hours 
volunteered by hundreds of residents each year in support of a variety of program opera- 
tions. 

Municipal recreation is for all residents and we continue to direct our effort towards 
assurance of equal access to leisure opportunity to all residents of our community. To this 
end, approximately $8,000 of fee charges were not collected this year from residents who 
were temporarily unable to pay. In many cases, time was volunteered in lieu of fee pay- 
ments that families were unable to make. While this figure is especially high this year, it 
does, unfortunately, mirror our economic conditions. 

The burden placed upon public recreation during economic times such as these 
makes our encumbent responsibilities more difficult to satisfy, yet acutely demonstrates 
the need for government bodies to remain flexible and responsive to dynamic community 
needs. No child or youth should be restricted or eliminated from participation in any 
municipal recreation service because of any financial circumstance that might prevail. 
The concept of this occurring is contrary to the principles and philosophies of public 
recreation. 

Programming represents only one aspect of the overall functions, duties, and respon- 
sibilities conferred upon the Recreation Commission by both Massachusetts General 
Laws and By-Laws of the Town. This year particularly, priority focus was directed 
towards upgrading outdoor recreation facilities that fall under Recreation Commission 
jurisdiction. Without available budget revenue, these projects were undertaken in a more 
creative fashion via a blending of private revenues, interdepartmental coordination, and 
cooperation of efforts and aid from local organizations and individuals. 

Work at the Beechwood and Osgood Schools installing lighting for outdoor basket- 
ball courts began and continues. Through the accrued interest in the Beechwood Improve- 
ment Association Fund, expenditures were made for purchase of basketball standards, 
boards and goals for the Beechwood facility, and further encumbrances from the BIA 

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fund will be dedicated towards upgrading the playground apparatus at Beechwood Field. 
The Cohasset Basketball Boosters' Club purchased basketball standards, boards and goals 
for the Osgood School Court, and under the auspices of the Highway Department, the 
Beechwood equipment was erected and Osgood basketball court resurfaced free of charge 
to the Recreation Commission. 

Many of our outdoor facilities demand more frequent intervention and attention. 
Work was completed again this year at Elm's Meadow. A lighted skating area and tennis 
courts at Milliken Field were installed through the cooperative and coordinated efforts of 
the Tree and Park, Highway, Wire and Water Departments. 

While the need for municipal recreation services to become financially self- 
supporting has never before been greater, the demand for public recreation, equally acces- 
sible and available to all residents, has never before been so evident. This fact became 
acutely apparent this year and was reflected throughout the entire range and scope of ser- 
vices, inclusive of both children's and adult services. 

Government, as we know, is for the people, by the people, and it is within this con- 
text that public recreation can best serve residents. The seven-member, elected board of 
Recreation Commissioners meet at least once monthly in order to discuss a wide spec- 
trum of topics relative to the leisure needs and pursuits of residents of all ages, and to 
establish policy and provide departmental direction, support and assistance. Each meeting 
is publicly posted at least one week prior to date and residents are cordially invited to 
attend and participate. Municipal recreation must remain responsive to dynamic commu- 
nity needs in order to best serve residents. To this end, we consider your input and feed- 
back as absolutely essential and vital to our success. 

The Recreation Commission wishes to acknowledge gratitude to the many individu- 
als, and civic, business, sport and school organizations, Town boards, committees and 
departments who have supported and assisted us in our effort to best serve the recre- 
ational and leisure needs of residents of all ages. While too numerous to mention each by 
name, none are forgotten, and all are greatly appreciated and sincerely thanked. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Richard P. Barrow, Chairman 

Stephen C. Endris, Vice-Chairman 

Terry E. Duggan, Secretary 

Shelanne S. Durkin 

Mary K. Muncey 

Donald E. Staszko 

Thomas W. Wigmore 

John M. Worley, Director 



Social Service League 

The Social Service League, under contract with the Board of Health, offers Pub- 
lic Health Nursing Services to Town residents. The services include monthly Keep 
Well Clinics, health promotion and education programs, and communicable disease 
report follow-up. The League office at 16 Highland Avenue is open for blood pres- 
sure checks, diabetic screening, tuberculin testing,and general health consultations. 
The office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Regular Keep Well Clinics were held at the monthly meetings of the 60 Plus Club, at 
senior citizen housing at 60 Elm Street, and at the Senior Center luncheons at the Parish 
House. These clinics are open to all Town residents. 

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Additional activities this year included our annual Health Fair in May, two Flu Clin- 
ics in October, a cholesterol screening, a mammography screening in September and 
tuberculin testing done at Bergson's restaurant in December. 

The League and the Board of Health sponsored educational programs during the year 
which included a nutrition program by the American Heart Association, the "Taking Con- 
trol" program by the American Cancer Society, and an update on AIDS program with a 
panel of guest speakers. We also had Dr. Kahlil Sharifzadez from the Mass. Department 
of Public Health, Food Safety Division, address the Senior Luncheon in November 
regarding food poisoning and safe food practices. 

The Social Service League continues to work cooperatively with the Board of Health, 
the Council on Aging and the Cohasset Schools to improve health awareness and promote 
optimum health among all in our community. Our nursing committee meets regularly and 
offers support and ideas for new programs which help meet the diverse health needs of 
our residents reflected in our yearly statistics. 

We wish to thank all our volunteers for their loyal service and assistance to the 
League. 

Activity Attendance 

Keep Well Clinics 356 

Flu Clinics 384 

Cholesterol Screening (2 sessions) 

Mobile Mammogram Van 30 

Health Fair 114 

Lazy Eye Screening (on going) 

Lead Screening (on going) 

Tuberculin testing (on going) 50 

Health Promotion (on going) 

Hypertension Screening (on going) 

Communicable Disease follow-up 9 

Home Nursing visits 402 

Office Nursing visits 733 

Total clients serviced 1989 

Respectfully submitted, 
Judy Fitzsimmons, R.N. 
Public Health Nurse 



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EDUCATION 



School Committee and Superintendent of Schools 

We are pleased to submit the 1991 Annual Report for the Cohasset Public Schools. 
Despite the continuing financial limitations imposed on Massachusetts school systems, 
we feel that you can be proud of the educational opportunities made available to our stu- 
dents. These opportunities are available as the result of the extraordinary efforts of par- 
ents and staff who, working together, have, in part, offset the reduction in State and Local 
funds to our school system. We are also thankful to the community in general for their 
support of local education as evidenced by their approval of a series of educational over- 
rides during the past years. 

The ability to maintain the high quality of education in our community was due in 
large part to the fact that none of the major bargaining units in the school system have 
received a salary increase for the present year. Had there been an increase comparable to 
that received in the past, we would have faced severe reductions in our teaching staff. We 
can only hope that in the coming years education is considered a higher priority by our 
state leaders. 

In order to deal with this continuing educational crisis in Massachusetts, a joint leg- 
islative committee has recently proposed "The Educational Excellence and Accountabil- 
ity Act." This sweeping reform proposal acknowledges that the future of our economy 
depends largely on the quality of the education received by our students. 

The proposal requires that: 

1 . demanding measurable standards for student achievement be established 

2. the highest quality teachers be employed in our schools 

3. more autonomy be available at the individual school level 

4. all involved in the educational process be held accountable 

5. innovation and choice be rewarded in schools, and that 

6. state financing of education be increased while at the same time becoming more 
equitable. 

We look forward to this additional emphasis on education at the state level. While 
these state initiatives are laudable we must continue to be active at the local level. The 
School Committee continues to annually establish a series of goals for the school system. 
For this year their goals are: 

School Facilities 

Complete maintenance survey of the Junior/Senior High School. 

Oversee response to previously conducted surveys at Osgood, Deer Hill and 

Junior/Senior High School. 

Revise transportation plan for district. 

Revise Five-year capital budget plan. 

Professional Development 

Review and respond to proposed new evaluation instrument. 

Prepare to implement instrument in the 1992-1993 school year pending 

acceptance by School Committee and Teacher Association. 

Continue to monitor the evaluation process by having the Superintendent 

review all objectives set by staff members as well as each final evaluation 

report. 



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Curriculum 

Conduct review of secondary mathematics curriculum. 

Monitor the implementation of the new mathematics curriculum at the elemen- 
tary level. 

Initiate study of grouping practices at both the elementary and secondary levels. 
Evaluate the effectiveness of the In-service program. 
Review the athletic policy for 7th grade students. 
Develop academic intervention strategies. 

Administrative Organization 
Review the department chairman structure at the Junior/Senior High School. 

Community Support 
Continue to explore opportunities for increased public awareness of school 
programs. 

Alternative Financial Resources 
Identify non traditional sources of financial support. 
These goals represent an ambitious undertaking for all school staff. As the year pro- 
gresses, the School Committee will receive periodic reports on the progress being made 
on achieving these goals. 

This year marked the retirement of six senior members of the school staff. Together 
these teachers have devoted approximately 140 years to the community and to our stu- 
dents. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for their many years of service. 

We encourage all citizens of our community to become actively involved in our 
school system. It is only with your active participation that we can ensure that our chil- 
dren receive the highest quality of educational opportunities. 

Respectfully submitted, 
COHASSET SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
Barbara W. Bliss, Chairman 
C. Christopher Ford 
Nancy L. Sandell 
J. Russell Reidy 
Ralph D. Kidder 
Stephen E. Hart, 
Superintendent of Schools 



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South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School 

South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School has been a valuable partner 
with its Southeastern Massachusetts district town members for nearly thirty years now. 
During economic up and down turns, political cycles and an ever changing social climate, 
South Shore has been a stable asset to area business and industry as well as to the com- 
munities it serves. Every year Vo-Tech provides dozens of services for our member 
towns through our diversified technical programs, their skilled students, and dedicated 
instructional staff members. It may have been by printing local school and municipal let- 
terhead, hosting an area civic group, providing culinary arts services to special town pro- 
jects, helping to construct a playground or municipal addition, making repairs to a town 
facility or automotive fleet, assisting Councils on Aging, or the local Boy and Girl Scouts. 
South Shore remains involved and committed to serving the community, while providing 
the best and most well rounded vocational technical education possible. 

Historically, we judge that approximately 30% of our graduates have gone on to 
assume leadership and/or ownership positions in businesses and industry in our area. This 
year, for the first time, we have engaged in an important and successful Educa- 
tion/Industry Partnership with Procter & Gamble Company in Quincy. Other inroads to 
mutually beneficial relationships with business and industry are being sought. 

The academic and technical education provided at South Shore continues to be 
responsive and current. Programs such as Principles of Technology, Honors level course 
work, "Tech Prep" articulation curricula with area colleges leading to advanced standing 
for our graduates, and attempts to appropriately integrated technical and academic 
instruction help to provide a meaningful bridge to that world of work and lifelong learn- 
ing. As in the past, approximately 80% of last year's graduates have moved directly into 
the work force, the majority into career areas for which they have been trained. On aver- 
age, typically 15% have gone on to college and 3% into the military. 

Currently there are 383 students enrolled at the school. Ninety, or 23.5% are female 
and 293, or 76.5% are male. Last June one student from your community graduated from 
South Shore. This graduate was Jay Rattenbury. 

As of October 1, 1991, one student from your town is enrolled in several of the pre- 
sent fourteen programs offered at the school. 

South Shore has been proud to serve the community of Cohasset and the region over 
the years. We appreciate your support and pledge to continue to deliver the highest qual- 
ity programs it is within our power to provide to you and to your children, and to con- 
tinue to add value to the entire South Shore Community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

South Shore Regional School District Committee 

Laurence J. Mitchell 

Cohasset Representative 



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Liana Marie Adams 
Stephen Paul Almeida 
William Edward Baird, Jr. 
Nicole Marie Barry 
Mark Stephen Batts, Jr. 
Nancy Lynn Beamon 
Matthew Alex Berger 
Tenae S. Boiling 
Jonathan D. Bo wen 
Melissa Erin Christoffel 
Michael Lee Cisneros 
Richard Wayne Coates 
Ralph Travis Coley 
Matthew Charles Corbett 
Meg Cosman 
David V. Cullinane 
Harry Hudson Curtin 
Sara Margaret Deveney 
Ann Elizabeth Dockray 
Alison Chase Doherty 
Brian Frederick Donovan 
Douglas Kilgour Drysdale 
Joseph Perry Figueiredo, Jr. 
Michael A. Finegan II 
Paul Christopher Ford 
John Montgomery Gaston IV 
Jennifer E. Goodman 
Edward Steven Graham III 
Nicole Courtney Greco 
Jennifer Lyn Jackson 
Alyson Marie James 
Cinnamon Jones 
Rebecca Lynn Jordan 
Thaddeus Kasperowicz 
Karla Illene Kristiansen 
Barbara Marie Lagrotteria 
Gregory James S. Lennon 
Kathleen Marie Long 
Maureen Joan Long 
Jonathan Paul Maciel 
Kara Courtney Manion 



Matthew Zachary Marks 
Lincoln Pluman Marsac 
Kristin Koehler Martin 
Martha Anne Maynard 
Jennifer Susan McKenna 
Kathleen Judge McNamara 
Kerri Joan Miele 
Patrick Milligan 
Jonathon Waite Mitchell 
Douglas Weymouth Moe 
Margaret Cole Moore 
Kerry Ann Murphy 
Timothy Joseph Myers 
Oliver C. Nivaud 
Michael Todd Noble 
Sarah L. R. Parker 
Jennifer Mary Plante 
Jacob Tice Powell 
Philip Augustin Pratt 
Sophie Grinnell Redfield 
Sirpa Rissanen 
Noel Denise Roms 
James Frank Rosano 
Andrew Temple Ross 
Melissa Parke Rousseau 
Ere Sakamoto 
Anna Leigh Sandell 
Ellen Alexandra Schramm 
Kenneth John Shannon 
Caleb D. Slotnick 
Peter Matthew Smith 
Patricia Maria Lavrador Soares 
Joshua McKay Stevenson 
Tracey Doris Stohl 
Kenneth Ellis Thayer III 
Patricia Ann Tolini 
Scott David Varisco 
Tara Petrina Volungis 
Barton Wall Weisenfluh 
Marion V. Wheelwright 
Joshua Scott Whitman 
Robert E. Whittaker 



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Desert Storm Honor Roll 

PFC Brian E. Curran 

CPL Daniel W. Curran 

PFC Timothy M. Curran 

SGT David D. Cuddahy, Jr. 

PFC Glenn E. Dukes 

LT. Col. Edward M. Guild, Jr. 

PFC Prescott Hobson 

SGT Laurence Hoogeveen 

HM1 Arthur B. Howe 

A1C Garrett A. Hunt 

SGT Robert M. Kierce 

SGT Scott A. Muir 

CPL Gary Parziale 

AD2 Gordon Ricketts 

S/SGT James J. Smith 

CMDR Daniel J. Sullivan, M.D. 

SSG Joseph Tolini 

CAPT. Stephen Winn 



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The original Osgood School was constructed in 1891 at the site of 
the present Police /Fire Station on Elm Street. This structure was 
designed by Edward Nichols, Architect. In 1952 it was demolished.